The best gardens on the Amalfi Coast
The wonderful gardens on the Amalfi Coast are as good as the more famous views of the sea.
In spring and summer the towns start blooming in the red, purple, pink and orange Bougainvillea. Meanwhile, the intense scent of Wisteria runs into every street.
Hence, if flowers and plants are your passion, you have to visit some gardens during your vacation in Italy.
And here are the best gardens on the Amalfi Coast and its surroundings.
SPRING IS COMING! LET’S DISCOVER THE THE BEST GARDENS ON THE AMALFI COAST
Villa Cimbrone, Ravello
Villa Cimbrone in Ravello is on a promontory overlooking the sea.
In addition to the beautiful building, the Villa includes an extensive park, divided into areas, with statues and other adornments. Some of them are the Crypt, the Temple of Bacchus, the Grotto of Eve, the Terrace of the Roses, the pavilion of the Tea Room and the Hortensia Avenue.
However, the most famous point of Villa Cimbrone is undoubtedly the exceptional belvedere, the Terrace of the Infinite.
The garden follows the English style. Clearly, plants are the undisputed protagonists and most of them are over 100 years old. The many flowers are particularly fascinating. The best place to admire them? The Wisteria pergola on the Avenue of the Immense, which dense branches can be up to 180 centimeters long!
Villa Rufolo, Ravello
Villa Rufolo in Ravello was partially restored thanks to the Scottish industrialist Francis Neville Reid, who was also an expert in botany.
The gardens are on two levels and, in addition to native species, it includes numerous exotic ones.
To help you understand the beauty of the place, consider that Richard Wagner, in 1880, got inspired by Villa Rufolo for the scenography of the Parsifal. He imagined the tropical plants transforming into beautiful maidens and the garden turning into a desert the moment Parsifal kills the necromancer Klingsor.
The Gardens of Monsignore Giuseppe Imperato, Ravello
Behind the Cathedral of Ravello are the Gardens of Monsignor Giuseppe Imperato.
In the past the gardens was a passage for the bishops to go from the bishop’s palace to the Cathedral.
Although less fascinating than those of Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, the Gardens of Monsignor Giuseppe Imperato are worth visiting.
They includes climbing plants and rose gardens.
Beniamino Cimini Exotic Garden, Minori
The name of the Beniamino Cimini Exotic Garden comes from its creator. Beniamino Cimini was particularly interested in the local lemon cultivation and was a collector of exotic plants.
The garden extends over about 3500 square meters and stands on terraces above the sea. It has about 2000 varieties of cacti and succulents, some with really bizarre shapes! In addition, there are an Orchidarium, an organic garden and a rose garden. The latter hosts 30 different varieties of roses from all over the world.
Villa Tritone, Sorrento
Villa Tritone in Sorrento dates back to the mid-1500s. However, today’s English garden was built by the English ambassador William Waldorf Astor in the 20th century.
The garden is located on a spur of rock above the Gulf of Naples and extends for about 3 hectares arranged in terraces.
Several paths cross the garden. They wind through palm trees, orange trees and other plants, many of which are exotic. In addition, statues and antiquities decorate many spots.