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House & Garden tours

Cities shape culture. For this reason many, perhaps a majority, of cultural holidays relate in some way to the urban environment. MRT’s houses and gardens tours, by contrast, focus on a type of domestic architecture that is specifically set against the idea of the city: these villas, private gardens and country houses were to be places of escape, of freedom and self-expression, where the preoccupations of the city were kept distant. Many are accessible only by private arrangement. All remain oases of harmonious tranquility.

 

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Gardens & Villas of Campagna Romana From formal to frivolous in spectacular settings

09 - 14 Apr 2018 £2,390
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Gardens of the Riviera In & around Menton & Nice

11 - 17 Apr 2018 £2,290
Menton, engraving from Picturesque Europe, c. 1880.
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Gardens & Villas of the Italian Lakes Como & Maggiore

19 - 25 Apr 2018 £3,090
Lake Maggiore, by Ella du Cane publ. 1905.
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