Donato Bramante was the designer and author who laid the basis for the High Renaissance style of garden design. Bramante worked with Leonardo da Vinci and directed construction of a church at Pavia. When the French took Milan, Bramante moved to Rome where he worked first for Pope Alexander VI and then for Pope Julius II, as architect and planner for the plan to make Rome the greatest city on earth. Donato Bramante 's design for the Belvedere court at the Vatican was said, by Georgina Mason in her book on Italian Gardens, 'dictated the basis of European garden design for more than two centuries to come' (p.123).
Gardens designed by Bramante, Donato