Monty Don conducts his very personal ‘grand tour’ visiting Italy’s most beautiful, impressive and interesting gardens.
The gardens of Italy rank among the great treasures of the world, influencing and inspiring almost every landscape designer since the Renaissance. In this four-part series Monty Don travels the length of Italy visiting formal gardens, secret hideaways and luxurious villas, unravelling their history, drama, romance, intrigue and beauty.
From the cliff top delights of the Amalfi coast to the lovingly-created and spectacular gardens of the Lakes, Monty explores the culture, the politics and climate that have shaped Italy’s loveliest gardens and meets those keeping alive the passion for the land. Bursting with great characters, compelling stories and stunning scenery, this engaging series shares Monty Don’s views and impressions of these celebrated Italian gardens.