Luckily the Villa is just next door to the Hotel and the gardens run along the back of it so we had little excuse to not visit it. It was fairly early in the morning when we arrived but even so it was starting to get warm and there were a fair few steps! The garden has sections devoted to ferns, rhododendrons, camellias, hydrangea and hundreds of different types of tree. There was some formal flower planting but that was just for the visitors mainly I think. We also went into the villa which had wonderful painted ceilings and loads of sculpture including one Canovas. We had a drink and lunch in the cafe, very reasonable prices and a very good bruschetta. After we had exhausted the pleasures of the villa we made our way back for a swim and sun bathe, in the shade!