The Royal Gardens of Monza
6 September 2016
The Royal Gardens surround the architectural complex of the Royal Villa and represent the pure elegance, refinement, and historic heritage of the property. Created in the late 18th century, the English style garden here in the north of Italy seems to be left to the hands of the mother nature. However, with carefully organized rows of trees, lawns, fountains, ruins, and various architectural structures, the garden is truly a sight to be seen.
Featuring an extraordinary botanical variety, the gardens are an incredible example centuries old trees and includes over 15,000 different species. Curated by Luigi Villoresi, he was the first to create a catalog of plants and was among the founders of the botanic school, which is world renowned. In the 40 hectares around the Royal Villa, trails rich with various vegetation lead to the small lake with an iconic temple overlooking the stunning landscapes. From here on the water, you can observe the small cave and the statue of Neptune before heading down the main lawn to a beautiful waterfall.