The Villa Fabri Garden


Prologue


Villa Fabri and its garden form a link between the historical old town of Trevi and the Umbrian landscape. The building was constructed by Gerolano Fabri, who moved into it in 1603. A wrought-iron gate opens from Piazza Garibaldi to give a view of the villa’s north façade and the front garden of lawns, box hedges and gravel paths with old holm oaks, alders and chestnut trees. At one time, a splendid terrace garden behind the villa formed a contrast to this relatively formal garden.

The terraces and some historical structures from the earlier garden still survive today. These include the steps, the fountain and a stone pergola with an old iron framework. Then as now, they provide the setting for a fascinating view of approximately 300,000 olive trees and the hills of the Umbrian countryside.