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Grandi Giardini Italiani: The Essence of Paradise • Judith Wade, Delfina Rattazzi, & Caterina Napoleone

The book Grandi Giardini Italiani, published for the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Grandi Giardini Italiani network by Judith Wade, celebrates the places where nature, art and history come together to amaze visitors. The volume sets out to describe the places belonging to the network, taking readers on a journey in search of Italy’s green splendours. The text by author and journalist Delfina Rattazzi maps out an itinerary that spans the entire peninsula, gathering the gardens around focal points that highlight their similarities and help us understand their histories and singularities. Completing the volume is an anthology edited by art historian Caterina Napoleone: a literary stroll among the gardens fashioned by writers. Side by side with the texts, images of the gardens reveal their most beautiful vistas, hidden corners and picturesque details, through photographs that give us the chance to admire these wonderful fusions of human ingenuity and the astonishing power of nature.