Villa di Rusciano is a villa from the 1300s, once restored by Brunelleschi. There’s nothing much to say, the house is beautiful, but the real reason why this is one of my favourite places is the garden! When you enter the gate it doesn’t even seem like you are still in town, it’s like a magic portal that brings you to the top of a hill. The noise of the traffic ceases, you can smell the flowers and see the little, wild wood around you.
During summer it’s an amazing place to escape the terrible heat and just chill on the grass watching the stars. My dog (in the picture) loves this park, as do lots of other dogs you can see walking around with their owners.
Do not expect to see clean, groomed gardens and perfectly pruned bushes, this is nature, real nature, appreciate it as it is or do not come at all.