Lunigiana: At Fivizzano the home of Italy’s most beautiful daffodils!
You see them tick, now here, now there, in every turnings of the look: white, yellow, bi-colored, colorful and powerful; guarding a beautiful villa made a horseshoe that rises from the English border or edge of the forest with noble flower beds bordering the edge of a basin laughing, the daffodils are in Villa la Pescigola.
The owners, Adriana Hedges and her husband, have transformed the old Italian garden in a romantic English park, taking a cue from an old painting placed on a door of the hall of residence. The house, almost magically appear through the trees and the green, great, but at the same time intimate, full of real life and memories of the past.
The estate is located in the strip of Lunigiana which borders the lands of Liguria and Emilia Romagna and is home to ancient specimens of Atlantic cedars and above 150,000 daffodils divided into four varieties whose exuberance of the plantations, is attenuated by the harmony of colors. Old and new species of this flower at the same time humble and sought after by pink coral and salmon, combine in a kaleidoscope of colorful figures.
In the various flower beds are the “Daffodils of Poets”, with fragrant flowers and simple, white, with a small yellow crown, edged with red, but also the “peerless”, sprouting here and there, with his crown open and rippled.
The grass grows abundantly in the meadows and the embroidery of flowers, it looks like a blanket of fairy tales.
The main avenue leading to the house, is bordered by a hedge of boxwood: walking then you will discover sources, grotesque and those ponds that give the name to the villa.
The important work of restoration has left intact the beauty of the garden with spring bulbs of daffodils and tulips, but also improved the “broderies”, ie the borders framing the eighteenth green. Finally, here are the terraces that descend slowly towards the forest of pine trees with flower beds free and small patches of bulbs, and finally to the maze, the most important part of the villa.
A gang of more than 50,000 daffodils (narcissus are also called it that), is intent to sing the colors and geometric shapes of these wonderful maze, punctuated by small hedges of boxwood nano. A maze that offers a series of paintings arranged flowers and manicured to perfection.
Lemon vases, carved with the pyramids of green topiary, swans and peacocks illuminate the set, watched over by marble busts of great places along the stone wall that borders the perimeter of the park. Two columns topped by sculptures of kind sirs of other times, they lead the way to the staircase that descends slowly to the green meadows, interspersed with areas reserved for tulips and irises.
Here you are, for the seventh consecutive year at Villa La Pescigola front of the longest blooming daffodils in a private park in Italy!
This year the Festival of Daffodils, opened its doors on March 23 to close them on 114 April, flowering is completed. For the ones that love these flowers you can also book the bulbs.
We’ve wanted to tell this dream vision, almost anesthetized by this explosion of flowers, green, geometry, shapes, and dream figures. And we are sure that you will be bewitched you also …
Villa “La Pescigola” Location Pescigola – Fivizzano (MS)
Every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00. Plan on booking with typical Lunigiana. Visits by appointment on weekdays.
Tickets: Children under 5 years: free of charge, children from 6 to 12 years: € 2,00 adults € 5,00. Admission Family (2 adults and 2 children): € 10.00
Entry fee for the Easter egg hunt € 5.00
Tel 0187 610312 – 329 8255512