Costa Smeralda - the north coast of Sardinia
A cultural landscape: the creation of the super-rich that began in the early 1960s. Virtually all the buildings and gardens were professionally designed to integrate into the natural landscape and not impose on it - with mixed results. The positive outcome was that the worst excesses of rapid development in a rural/natural setting were avoided; but there is a sterility about the place, no sense of cultural evolution. It all the here and now.