The original Italian garden of the Bishop’s Villa, from the 16th century, was made up of various levels and divided into walled quads with avenues and pergolas supported by columns.
Following the transformations over the years, two elegant gardens have been preserved.
This raised (or ‘hanging’) garden occupies the terrace and consists of a striking green lawn. In the centre stands a single, ancient Magnolia grandiflora.
The lower garden is an example of a formal Italian garden of geometric design, protected on two sides by the supporting terrace walls.
The design of this second garden is characterised by strict, well-defined lines: low, square beds of Euonymus pulchellis form rectangles containing potted spherical topiary. Paving featuring orange and blue gravel provides a touch of colour.