After a two-year wait, due to a health emergency, the scientific committee of the "Most Beautiful Park" has selected and presented the ten finalists of the competition edition for the years 2020/2021: the Gardens of Villa della Pergola are among the ten finalists, among the five in the Private Gardens category.
A further recognition for the Gardens, already defined as "exceptional and unmissable" by Le Figaro, and a "unique destination" by Forbes, and included this year among the top 15 attractions in Liguria by the new Lonely Planet guide. A recognition also for the city of Alassio which is increasingly confirmed as a green destination and a reference for cultural and slow tourism in the Riviera di Ponente.
Each year, the prestigious network selects an itinerary of parks and gardens: a path through labyrinths, castles and historic houses where the scent of flowers, the vivacity of the colors of ancient plants and trees return to the disposal of an audience of enthusiasts for unforgettable excursions and walks. between architecture and landscape, between nature and culture.
From north to south there are ten selected parks, divided into two categories, public gardens and private gardens, evaluated by the jury on the basis of the parameters provided for by the regulation: the historical-artistic interest, the botanical interest, the state of conservation, the management and maintenance program, services, accessibility, information offered to users.
In its category, the Gardens of Villa della Pergola are in the company of other wonderful and prestigious realities: the Duino Castle in Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Masone Labyrinth, near Parma, the Celsa Castle, in the Sienese countryside, and Villa Tasca in Palermo. .
Now in its 17th edition, the competition aims to enhance the heritage of parks and gardens in our country, to stimulate interest and sensitivity towards green in its highest forms. Over 1,000 realities participate, among which the excellences are selected every year taking into account the historical-artistic and botanical aspects, the state of conservation, the maintenance and management program, the presence of adequate services, accessibility and information to the public.