The estate of the Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild overlooks the Mediterranean Sea from a breathtaking location on France's Côte d'Azur. There are nine different gardens including Spanish, Japanese and French themes. An aquatic show every 20 minutes features fountains spurting in time to classical music.
|Musical Fountains at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild|
|Seating in the French Garden|
2. Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore
Beautiful Isola Bella is an island in northern Italy. This summer home of the the Borromeo family of Milan includes a lovely baroque palace and an extensive garden where Chinese white peacocks roam. There are numerous vantage points from which to view Lake Maggiore.
|Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore|
|Chinese White Peacock|
3. Augustus Gardens, Capri
The rugged island of Capri sits off the west coast of Italy. Lush bougainvillea blossoms compete with spectacular views of the Faraglioni Rocks and a switchback pathway leading down the hillside to Marina Piccolo.
|Augustus Gardens, Capri|
If you’d like to see more of these three special gardens, links to the full posts are listed below.
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