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Terrace

A marvellous viewpoint The terrace was built during the renovation works after the acquisition by Thomas Hanbury in 1867. It’s a marvellous viewpoint above the Garden, from the sea to Mortola Inferiore and the western border on the rocky ridge. Testo a cura di Ilaria Veneruso, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese, Corrado Agnese, Ilaria Veneruso.

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Casa Rustica

The headquarter The Casa Rustica, built by Pio Soli in 1886 as the headquarter of the Garden, hosts today an Herbarium and a little museum with some botanic collection and ancient tools. Testo a cura di Ilaria Veneruso, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese, Corrado Agnese, Ilaria Veneruso.

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Piana

The ancient grove of the Garden The lower part of the Garden is called “Piana”: an area of flat ground where citrus and olive trees were grown since the XVIII century.Thomas Hanbury removed a few olive trees to add more citrus and tropical fruit trees.Right at the beginning of the “Piana”, the Mexican Salvia leucantha shows […]

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Tennis Court

The first one of Italy Right above the Roman path Via Julia Augusta, Thomas built the very first private tennis court of Italy.Next to it, two big pine trees surround the Fountain of the Faun. Testo a cura di Ilaria Veneruso, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese, Corrado Agnese, Ilaria Veneruso.

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Viale Vista Nuova

A perspective above the sea The Viale Vista Nuova is a path built in 1920 by the will of Dorothy Hanbury, giving to the Garden a new perspective: the sea can be seen from all its length. The lower part pass trough the Australian forest, with different species of Eucalyptus. Testo a cura di Ilaria Veneruso, […]

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Moorish Mausoleum

The tomb of the founder The Moorish Mausoleum was planned and built in 1886 by the architect Pio Soli from Sanremo. Here lie the ashes of Thomas Hanbury and its wife Katherine Pease. Testo a cura di Ilaria Veneruso, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese, Corrado Agnese, Ilaria Veneruso.

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Dragon Fountain

Can you solve the puzzle? The Dragon Fountain can be found in the middle of Viale Vista Nuova, on the main path. Surrounded by Cyperus papyrus, used by Egyptians to make paper, the fountain hosts a Japanese bronze depicting a dragon sipping from a lotus leaf.Above the fountain, by the entrance to a cave, stands the Slave, […]

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The southern courtyard

A perpetual light on the sea After acquiring the Palazzo in 1867, Thomas Hanbury made various renovation works and added the pergola, made of Carrara marble, on the southern side.By the border of the courtyard facing the sea, a pavillon holds a perpetual light in memory of the son Cecil Hanbury, buried in England. Testo a cura […]

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Northern courtyard

Kanda’s eternal bell The Palazzo, known as “Villa Hanbury”, was built during the Middle Age and owed by noble families.Thomas Hanbury bought it in 1867 and, during the renovations works, added the portal by the northern courtyard.Here stands a Japanese bell which comes from a Buddhist temple. Testo a cura di Ilaria Veneruso, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese, Corrado Agnese, […]

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Temple of the Four Seasons

Contemplation of beauty The “Four Seasons” area owes its name to a series of vases, once placed there, that portrayed the seasons. The Temple, known as “Tempietto”, was brought here in 1947 and comes from the English park of Kingston Maurward. Dorothy, Thomas Hanbury’s daughter-in-law, is buried beneath it.The monument is surrounded by a collection of Agave.From […]

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