Situated on a commanding position overlooking the city of Florence to the south, the estate of Villa il Cupolino is divided into several distinct landscape zones, each adding a special element to the overall composition. There is the park, whose wandering pathways are shaded by an aromatic grove of Quercus ilex, Cupressus sempervirens, and Arbutus unedo; the olive grove capable of producing a modest (but extremely delicious) 500 liters of extra virgin olive oil annually; the orchard which will feature an assortment of heirloom stone fruits and, importantly, the hortus conclusus where citrus will be grown to provide fresh marmalade for breakfast. All of these restored landscapes blend seamlessly with the Florentine landscape tapestry. The formal gardens immediately surrounding the villa are designed with an elegant and minimal touch in order to focus attention towards the spectacular views beyond, while keeping water consumption to a minimum. We were invited by Arch. James Cavagnari to collaborate on this spectacular property and continue working with him and his Team at Primadesign on the expansion of the estate and farm.