Illustrated book on more than sixty major gardens in every part of Italy, from the lakes north of Milan down to Ravello in the south. They include the Villa Balbianello, Isola Bella, Giardini Giusti, Villa Medici, Villa Gamberaia, La Mortella, Villa Lante, Villa d'Este, Giardini di Ninfa, plus some important modern gardens. All the gardens featured are open to the public.
Ann Laras works for a television company in Stockholm. She has travelled extensively throughout Italy, visiting as many historic and modern gardens as possible.