About the Book
Lazio and Campania are places of the most exquisite natural beauty. The climate is benevolent, often mild enough for lemons and oranges and olives to flourish, and the soil is richly fertile, the drainage good. It is no wonder, then, that gardens have been made here since before the time of the Romans. Frescoes at Herculaneum and Oplontis portray garden scenes, and traces of more than 400 gardens have been discovered in the ruins of the villas at Pompeii. In the hills around Rome, on the islands of the Bay of Naples, clinging to the cliffs above the Amalfi Coast, there still exist gardens allowing a glimpse into the shadow of time, gardens lovely, atmospheric and often filled with inspiration as well as exotic plants.
Features & Details
- Category Travel
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date Oct 17, 2009
- Tags Lavinia Taverna, Villa San Michele, Axel Munthe, La Mortella, Susana Walton, Tarot Garden, Niki de Saint Phalle, Vatican, Landriana, Caetani, Ninfa, Cimbrone, Rufolo, Ravello, Anacapri, Capri, Ischia, Garavicchio, Capalbio, Tarocchi, D'Este, Tivoli, Hadrian, Bomarzo, Farnese, Caprarola, Lante, Bagnaia, Naples, Rome, Italy
Julia Maudlin is a photographer and traveller, most happy when setting out yet again with a bag on her back and a dog-eared Baedeker in her pocket. Since 1998 she has organized and led garden and photography tours to England, Scotland and Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland, France, Italy, South Africa and Morocco.