The Garden Guide


The word Belvedere dervies from Italian roots (bel= beautiful and vedere=see) and describes a place from which one can see a beautiful view. This place can be a building, usually with open sides, or a defined spot (eg a curved terrace with a seat).<a href="/history_theory/garden_books/ml_gothein_history_garden_art_design/florence_early_renaissance#belvedere">Example 1: Florentine early-renaissance</a>