September in Italy, we arrived in heaven ... IL GIARDINO DELL’ ARTE, ANACAPRI.
Franco collected us from bustling Capri, winding uphill on an ancient road with breath-taking,
sheer cliff-drop, to the enchanting world he and his family have created.
Magical gardens, luxuriant with flowers, fruit trees, terraces and glorious views across a sun-bathed
sea to the islands of Ischia, Procida ...this haven is imbued with peace, love and beauty - one is totally
charmed and beguiled.
Our room had French doors to a private terrace, surrounded by flowering hedges, with hand-painted
table, chairs and umbrella - just perfect. We wander in the gardens to pick apples, figs, lemons,and
some strange nutty fruits - the pomegranates weren’t quite ripe. You come across surprisingly lovely
ceramics, partly hidden in this idyllic garden - a paradise of sensory delights!
Written in homage to Franco - a wonderful human being, and his family, with thanks for the unique,
unforgettable experience of staying at Il Giardino Dell’ Arte!
BARBARA TUCKERMAN & MARGIE SALMON
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