What was once a vegetable garden for the monks in the monastery is now the only Italian-style monumental garden in the Liguria region. Extending over two levels that are connected by arbours and steps, it enchants the viewer with the species that grow there and the care they receive. Indeed, the garden has been included on the exclusive list of “Great Italian Gardens“.
On the lower level, hedges of boxwood (Buxus Sempervirens L.) are trimmed into ornate stepped cones that create an important example of topiary art. The hedges surround a 17th-century marble fountain in the form of a putto, and the underlying basin is tinged with pink waterlillies in summer.