The Villa Poggio Torselli is situated just outside San
Casciano Val di Pesa, immersed in the greenery of vineyards and olive
groves, and was recorded in the land registers as early as the beginning of the
15 C. It is traversed by a monumental boulevard of cypresses and boasts an extraordinary panorama across a typical landscape of the Tuscan hills.
Part of the original flower garden is preserved with oblong flower beds watered by an ingenious channelled irrigation system that has an important historic value, being one of the best preserved in Tuscany.
The flower garden underwent a first restoration around 1925 with the renewal of its box-tree hedges and a second, by the current owners, who during the works brought to light one of the original flowerbeds with its irrigation channels.
The recent conservation work of these elements also envisaged the re-introduction of vegetation typical of late17th century gardens.
Dwarf fruit trees, roses common to that era, aromatic herbs, perennial, annual and bulb plants render the garden interesting throughout the year and function as a picture frame to the architecture of the three-storey building, with its façade decorated with stuccoes and statues, and the baroque chapel.
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