"In The Footsteps of Edith Wharton" A Spring Study Tour of Italian Villas
April 13-23, 2007

"In the Footsteps of Edith Wharton" was a ten-day study tour of Italian Villa Gardens sponsored by the Foundation for Landscape Studies. The itinerary centered around two cities – Rome and Florence – and the gardens visited included those of the Villa Borghese, Rome; Villa Pamphili, Rome; Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli; Villa d'Este, Tivoli; Ninfa, Lazio region; La Foce, Chianciano; Villa La Pietra, Florence; Villa Medici, Poggio a Caiano; Villa I Tatti, Settingnano; Villa Gamberaia, Settingnano; Villa Garzoni, Collodi; Villa Torrigiani, Lucca; Villa Grabau, Lucca; and Villa Reale di Marlia, Lucca. Noted landscape historians, staff, and current owners guided the group through the various gardens on the tour. To view an online slideshow of this tour, please click here.