Top 5 Rose Gardens in Italy - Secret Places to visit

May 12th 2010 by Giulia
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The most beautiful rose gardens to visit in Italy in May, the month of the roses

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Considered the Queen of the Garden, the rose includes about 150 different species as well as several varieties and hybrids. If you’re planning to visit Italy during May, you will maybe be so lucky to be close to one of the italian beautiful rose gardens, worth-visiting secret corners.

What better way to enjoy the first sun, and why not, a romantic walk with your sweetie? I’ll suggest you some of the most romantic rose gardens in Italy.
Here below my list. Let's dream!
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Valleranello Rose Garden – Rome
It has been classified among the 30 best rose gardens in the world. Valleranello Rose Garden has a surface of 12.000 sqm and hosts about 1000 different rose varieties, attended by Mrs. Maresa del Bufalo, called “the Queen of Roses”.
Opening: 20th April – 10th June. Cost: € 12.00. The tour needs to be reserved.

Niso Fumagalli Rose Garden - Villa Reale, Monza
Created in 1964 for want of Niso Fumagalli, president of the Italian Rose Association, the Garden Rose of Monza is one of the most popular and houses both modern and ancient varieties of roses. In May it hosts rose contests to award the best new roses varieties.
Opening in May/June: Tuesdays - Fridays 08.00 – 12.00 and 14.00 – 18.00.  Saturdays and Sundays: 09.00 – 13.00 and 15.00 – 19.00 (closed 21st May and 2nd June). Free entry. Info

Rose Garden – Florence

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Realised in 1865, the Florence Rose Garden is near Piazzale Michelangelo. It is a small garden whit about 370 rose varieties. In 1998, it has been enriched with a nice Japanese Garden.
Opening: 1st May – 31st July 08.00 – 20.00. Free entry. Info

Rose Garden – Nervi, Genova
In Nervi district, in Genova, there is a beautiful Park in which you can find a fascinating Rose Garden. The blue sea is the frame of the Park and of the Rose Garden, which have direct access to the sea and to the romantic seafront.
Opening period in May:  Daily, 08-00 – 19.30. Free entry. Info

Roseto Carla Fineschi  - Cavriglia (Arezzo)
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I’ve decided to mention it last because it is a little different from the others. Actually, Carla Finsechi Rose Garden – also called Cavriglia Rose Garden – is the biggest private rose collection in the world. It contains more than 7.000 rose varieties and its biological importance is well-known all over the world.
Opening in May/June: 09.00 – 19.00. Price:  € 5.00. Info

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