The ten most beautiful parks in Italy, finalists in 2016


A top ten going from north to south, in an ideal green trail: the jury of the national contest of the most beautiful in Italy Park has unveiled the names of the ten finalists for the 2016 edition.In Piedmont, to compete for the ultimate title there are the **Villa della Regina** park, on the Turin hills and Trivero (in the province of Biella), the **Oasi Zegna**, with its famous Conca oleanders .Moving in Lombardy, here on Lake Como, Bellagio, the gardens of **Villa Melzi** while in Lainate, near Milan, you can see those **Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta**. The Veneto has its finalist park to **Villa Pisani Bolognesi Scalabrin** in Vescovana (Padua).In Emilia Romagna, in Modena, the route of the top ten" instead met **Villa Sorra**, with its English garden. A Santomato, province of Pistoia, **Villa Celle** participates with its romantic nineteenth-century park that stretches for about 30 hectares.Among the finalists also **Giardino Buonaccorsi** Garden, with its terraces and sculptures, in Potenza Picena, Marche. In Naples, here instead **Floridiana**, on the Vomero hill, with views of the park on the Gulf of Naples.Last but not least, is the **Vittorio Emanuele Public Garden** Caltagirone (Catania), green island of 10 hectares, characterized by symmetry and geometry and a strong presence of flowers in all seasons."The ten finalists chosen by the jury - the organizers explain - encapsulate the spectacular beauty and variety of parks and gardens that enrich our country: some formal with precise geometries, others more romantic with soft and sinuous paths, some with collections exceptional botanical and breathtaking panoramic views. "The two winners (for the two categories of public and private parks Parks) will be chosen by next summer as a finalist.The Scientific Committee - that the selection took into account the interest botanical, historical and artistic, the state of preservation, of aspects relating to the management and maintenance, accessibility and services, public relations and promotion Tourism - consists of six large industry experts: Vincenzo Cazzato (President, University of Salento, for years the coordinator of the Ministerial Committee for the study and conservation of historic gardens), Alberta Campitelli (former Executive Office of the Villas and historical Parks City of Rome), Marcello Bean (President of the national Committee for the study and conservation of historic gardens), Ines Romitti (landscape architect AIAPP - IFLA), Luigi Zang (former President of the international scientific Committee for cultural landscapes ICOMOS-IFLA, President Emeritus of the Academy of Arts of Drawing in Florence), Margherita Azzi Visentini (Politecnico di Milano)."


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