Photo by @andrea_frazzetta // The renaissance garden of Badia a Coltibuono. The former monastery of Badia a Coltibuono is located in the Chianti, the Italian famous wine zone of Tuscany, not far from the city of Siena. In years gone by Badia a Coltibuono was a monastery providing hospitality to wayfarers. The Abbey was extensively developed under the patronage of Lorenzo dei Medici. It was subsequently transformed into a farmhouse-villa, and has retained its agricultural function ever since. The Badia a Coltibuono garden is laid out in the form of the ancient “hortus conclusus”, or “enclosed garden”, with geometrical box hedge divisions around beds planted with aromatic and medicinal plants. @andrea_frazzetta #tuscany #italy
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