In May of 2013 I led a group of adventurous and inquisitive gardeners (and their spouses) to the southern coast of Italy and the island of Sicily. We had a wonderful time: lots of great food, beautiful gardens, historic sites and good companionship!
Following is my report on the trip, broken into categories.
Our tour group
Italian Plants and Gardens
Odd things and signs
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Villa d’Este, near Tivoli, was built in 1570 and has spectacular fountains
did you know pizza comes from Italy? (and there is a pizzeria on every corner!)
lemon trees lined the roads