This photo was taken from a small coffee shop where we rested our legs for a while. Florence was one of the few cities we visited where we didn't have to use public transport to get around. We did some serious walking that day!
Formal Gateway leading to a Wisteria covered arbor under planted with rare varieties of Hydrangea.
The gardens are split into steep terraces with central formal stairways and landings. This ancient ornament is set into a retaining wall. There is a fruit tree orchard all growing espalier style on trellis.
Water source for a 'babbling brook' water feature which spilled down over a series of levels.