2) Giardini Botanici Villa Taranto.
Next is this beautiful garden in Piedmont, Italy, that could equally be from a famous painting. There is a wonderful blend here between the grandeur of a stately garden and the simplicity of a classic design. There are elements to this garden that are comfortingly familiar with the long reflecting pools and symmetrical formal beds.
But, with 4.3 miles of paths to roam in this 16-hectare plot, you are also sure to encounter some surprises. The 20,000 species provide year-round appeal, but the dahlia season from July is particularly special.