Professor Gianfranco Fineschi started collecting roses more than 30 years ago and toda ythis garden is one of the worlds largest private collections of roses - more than 6500 varieties, each represented by a single plant. . In this living museum the genus Rosa is presented from a historical and a botanical point of view. Species, sub-species and later hybrids are systematically presented, while climbers and ramblers form walls between the scientific divisions. Many of the beds of modern varieties are grouped according to their hybridizers.
In this garden overlooking the hills of Tuscany one may trace the history of the rose from antiquity to the present day while marveling at the beauty of the garden itself.