List of illustrations; List of contributors; Introduction: making and writing the Italian garden John Dixon Hunt; 1. Gardens
in Italian literature during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries Lucia Battaglia Ricci; 2. Some Medici gardens of the
Florentine Renaissance: an essay in post-aesthetic interpretation D. R. Edward Wright; 3. Christ the Gardener and the chain
of symbols: the gardens around the walls of sixteenth-century Ferrara G. Leoni; 4. The gardens of villas in the Veneto from
the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries Margherita Azzi Visentini; 5. The gardens of the Milanese villeggiatura in the mid-sixteenth
century Iris Lauterbach; 6. Hard times in baroque Florence: the Boboli Garden and the grand ducal public works administration
Malcolm Campbell; 7. Fruit and flower gardens from the neoclassical and romantic periods in Tuscany Allessandro Tosi; 8.
Gardens and parks in Liguria in the second half of the nineteenth century Annalisa Maniglio Calcagno; 9. Sicilian gardens
Gianni Pirrone; 10. Jappelli's gardens: 'In dreams begin responsibilities' Raymond W. Gastil; Index.