Stop in Rome to be kissed by Caesar before joining us at our villa for art mediation and amazing gardens! The perfect opportunity for a few days in the Eternal City – to get over jet-lag and see some of the … Continue reading
The God of the Oceans rests near the fountain where the water starts its journey to the sea. Renaissance garden designers were fascinated with ancient Roman gardens. They unearthed the ruins, ‘borrowed’ the statues for their own gardens and pondered translations of the ancient scrolls which described garden designs.
The sun setting on the Spanish Steps. Layers of steps, layers of building, layers of history . . . romance . . . The Eternal City. Rome is your gateway to the Renaissance gardens of Italy. Beautiful gardens exist around Venice and Florence, but the most iconic Renaissance gardens are within an hour of Rome. Come up the steps to look over the crowd always lingering on the Spanish Steps and create your own layer of memories.
“Water is the commonest symbol for the unconscious.” C.G. Jung
Water flows, gurgles, pauses, rushes, sprays, leaps, sings, sleeps in the Italian garden. The gardens we will visit were built on hillsides, using gravity to provide almost unlimited variety of water works. Often natural springs were the source of the water but, for some of the gardens, one or more rivers were diverted to provide the amazing displays. We will be experiencing the water in the gardens and using this inspiration to tap into our unconscious in our art meditations.
thequietgarden.com Italy, February 15 – 22, 2015