Villa di Rusciano is a villa from the 1300s, once restored by Brunelleschi. There isn’t much else to say; the house is beautiful. However, the true reason why this is one of my favourite places is the garden! When you enter the gate, it doesn’t even feel like you’re still in town. It’s like a magical portal that transports you to the top of a hill. The noise of the traffic fades away, and you’re greeted by the fragrance of flowers and the sight of a small, untamed woodland surrounding you.
During the summer, it’s an incredible haven to escape the oppressive heat and simply relax on the grass while gazing at the stars. My dog (pictured) adores this park, and you’ll spot many other dogs happily strolling around with their owners.
Don’t expect to encounter pristine, meticulously manicured gardens with perfectly trimmed bushes. This is nature—authentic nature. Appreciate it as it is or don’t come at all