Donna Leon, American expatriate crime writer and resident of Venice (and, since 2015, Switzerland), has added to the allure and mystique of Venice through her writings.
Donna Leon; Monday, November 1, 2010, 12:19: Michiel Hendryckx, CC BY SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Donna_Leon.jpg
Gardens of Venetian archipelago, a paradise of gardens and of water: Giardino Eden (Garden of Eden), private garden on Giudecca, island south of Venice's central islands
Giudecca, actually 8 connected islands, is located south, across Giudecca Canal, from Venice's long southern shore.: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra (dalbera), CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Le_jardin_dEden_(Giudecca,_Venise)_(6124618705).jpg
Vicenza's Villa Valmarana ai Nani, which dates back to the 17th century, showcases roses among garden features.
Vicenza, south central Veneto, northeastern Italy: Marcok di it:wikipedia, CC BY SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Villa_Valmarana_ai_Nani_1.jpg
Padua's Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni Ardemani, which dates back to 17th century, features remarkable gardens with water works, including a plethora of functioning fountains, that emphasize aesthetic and practical contributions of water to garden designs.
Valsanzibio, central Veneto, northeastern Italy: GFS, CC BY SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ValsanzibioVilla.jpg
Eastern Verona's Palazzo e Giardino Giusti (Giusti Palace and Garden) dates to 16th century: Palace typifies Neo-Classic style; garden is considered as one of most beautiful examples of Italian-styled (giardino all'italiana) Renaissance gardens in Europe.
Cultivated greenery, including mazes and parterres, flank a way of Italian cypress trees (Cupressus sempervirens) in Giardino Giusti.
eastern Verona, southwestern Veneto, northeastern Italy: Lazy KATT, CC BY SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Verona-giardinogiusti01.jpg; wilthaihui, CC BY SA 2.0, via Flickr @ https://www.flickr.com/photos/mmoraru/242493238/