Visit northern Italy's horticultural treasures on the Country Life Italian-garden tour.
Country Life, in association with Boxwood Tours (www.boxwoodtours.co.uk; 01341 241 717), is delighted to announce an exclusive tour enjoying the gastronomy and gardens of Piedmont, north Italy, the birthplace of the ‘slow food’ movement. It is here that Russell Page created some of his most famous landscapes, and his pupil, Paolo Pejrone, now Italy’s most celebrated landscape architect, has made his own garden. Aspects of Page and Pejrone will be a key theme throughout the tour, hosted by Country Life writer David Wheeler and Italian garden expert, Helena Attlee.
Timed for mid-September, when it is still warm, and market gardens and farms are yielding the riches of the region, our tour highlights include: one of Russell Page’s most ambitious and best preserved gardens at the home of the Agnelli family; Villa Silvio Pellico, also by Page; the medieval herb garden at Palazzo Madama; Palazzo Reale designed by Andre Le Notre for the Duke of Savoy; the lively horticultural produce fair of Gli Orti de La Malpenga; Bramafam, Pejrone’s own garden and several more of Pejrone’s important private works.
Combining delicious lunches with our garden owners and some fine evening dining, this unique tour is based in two elegant and highly regarded hotels: Palazzo Righini in the medieval town of Fossano, and Grand Hotel Sitea, in the heart of Turin.
The tour costs from £2,889 per person, including flights from Gatwick.
For more information about our Italian gardens tour please contact:
Boxwood Tours Rhiw, Llanbedr, Gwynedd, LL45 2NT
Tel: 01341 241 717