Italy is a wonderful country that has plenty of historical testaments, art pieces, high quality food spots, incredible coastal locations, unmissable mountain landscapes, dreamy countrysides but also terrific gardens and parks.


Every year the network called “I parchi più belli d’Italia” (translated “The most beautiful parks in Italy”), an online guide to Italian parks and gardens, announces a contest to find out which are the best parks in Italy, divided in different categories: "Private Parks" and "Public Parks". Considering both of them, the 2016 Top 10 has been released and everybody is waiting to know which will be the 2 winners among those ones. These 10 parks are part of an inestimable public and private heritage made of stunning parks, gardens, botanical gardens enriched by flowed carpets, vegetal sculptures, hedge labyrinths and much more, representing a great and unusual cultural and natural itinerary in Italy.
Below, the list of the 10 best parks of 2016 in Italy:


  • Villa della Regina

Strada Santa Margherita 79, Turin (Piedmont)
+39 011 8195035


  • Oasi Zegna

Località Bielmonte, 13900 Piatto, Biella (Piedmont)
+39 015 7591460


  • Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta

Largo Vittorio Veneto 12, 20020 Lainate, Milano (Lombardy)
+39 339 3942466


  • Villa Melzi d’Eril

Via Lungolario Manzoni, 22021 Bellagio, Como (Lombardy)
+39 339 457 3838


  • Villa Pisani Bolognesi Scalabrin

Via Roma 25-19-31, 35040 Vescovana, Padova (Vento)
+39 0425 920016


  • Villa Sorra

Piazza della Vittoria 8, 41013 Castelfranco Emilia, Modena (Emilia-Romagna)
+39 059 959211


  • Fattoria Celle

Via Montalese 7, 51030 Santomato, Pistoia (Tuscany)
+39 0573 479907


  • Giardino Buonaccorsi

Contrada Giardino, 62018 Porto Potenza Picena, Macerata (Marche)
+39 324 876 7616


  • Villa Floridiana

Via Cimarosa 77 / / via Aniello Falcone 171, 80127 Napoli, Napoli (Campania)
+39 081 578 1776


  • Giardino Pubblico Vittorio Emanuele

Viale Principessa Maria Josè, 95041 Caltagirone, Catania (Sicily)


The “Il Parco più Bello” contest has been organized, this year, with the support of “Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali”, “Ministro del Turismo”, “Ministero dell’Ambiente, dell’Associazione Beni Italiani Patrimonio Mondiale Unesco”, “ACI” and with the subscription of “FAI - Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano” and “AIAPP – Associazione Italiana di Architettura del Paesaggio”.

The video below shows the 2015 Winner of the contest, the “Giardino di Ninfa”, in Latina (Lazio), which is just 2 hours by car from Rome. Walkable Rome kindly invites all visitors in Rome to find a way to see this wonderful location and its natural beauty.

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