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by Monty Don, following Monty Don's grand garden tour around Italy,
from the retreats of the affluent north to the horticultural gems of the
Monty Don begins his journey in Rome, power base of emperors and
popes, to explore some of the most extravagant gardens ever created.
In Florence Monty Don discovers how renaissance gardens were
created as works of art, with Medici money, and how a group of
Edwardian expats mistakenly reinforced the idea that formal Italian
gardens were flowerless.
In Naples Monty Don visits some of the most sublime, romantic
retreats in southern Italy. He attempts to discover why, in the south,
gardens are informal and filled with flowers.
Finally, Monty Don concludes his garden tour of Italy in the wealthy
north where, in the Veneto and Lucca, extravagant pleasure gardens
were created for flirtation and fun.
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