The garden is reached by passing through two gates, creating a build-up to the pleasure of its discovery. Before entering the heart of this wonderful piece of natural architecture, you find yourself in the foyer, whose walls are created by high evergreen hedges of holm-oak and yew. A circular fountain graces the centre of the space, spouting spectacular jets of water, and features two imposing marble statues representing Diana and Autumn. Beyond the foyer you enter the famous Green Theatre, its total depth an impressive 24 metres, planted in 1690 by the Orsetti family. The Theatre is constructed with high yew hedges which form a semi-circle with arched windows. The wings are reached via alcoves of shrubs and plants, creating a kind of walkway with cornices made of greenery, whilst the stage consists of a raised lawn with terracotta statues representing the masks of the Italian Commedia dell’arte: Pulcinella, Colombina and Pantalone. During the 1800s, when Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi owned Villa Reale, the theatre hosted drama performances and concerts by Niccolò Paganini, a frequent visitor to the Villa.