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Prizes and Mentions

In 2014, in stiff competition, Villa San Michele won the prestigious prize of the Most Beautiful Private Park in Italy.
The prize is awarded annually by the association Il Parco più Bello d’Italia. It's website is a guide to all the private and public green oases open to the public in Italy. The prize- giving committee is composed of experts from Italian universities and public institutions and it takes into account protection of the environment, landscape and historical gardens.
Villa San Michele garden was selected for its botanical and historical value as well as for the high level of maintenance and care. An added reason for the prize was the good contact with the visitors and the way the Villa contributes to the range of local tourist attractions.
Villa San Michele is a member of the association Grandi Giardini, an organisation which both markets Italy’s most exclusive gardens and works to help its members exchange experiences in order constantly to improve their properties.