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Castello di Celsa

Castello di Celsa, vista del giardino e sulle campagne nei dintorni di Siena in Toscana

The Garden

In front of the Castle you can find the Italian garden.  You can gain access to the garden going through a gate that is framed by decorated capital pillars, stone vases framed by two small eighteenth-century façades that hide, on one side a house and on the other the “Limonaia”, that during winter months sheltered the lemon trees.  Opposite the entrance you can find a semi-circular fish-pond that is surrounded by a row of columns which acts as a view point overlooking the spectacular landscape that embraces Siena and Monte Amiata.  The parterre is marked by eight geometrical flower beds, representing the Aldobrandini family arms.  After the second world war Luisa Aldobrandini, mother of the current owner and a passionate and talented gardener, planted the cypress hedge that leads to the fish-pond on the north east part of the building and replanted in its original formal style the box in the flower beds.