Brief Biography

Since 1986 Mr Galletti has been Director of the Office of Villas, Parks and Gardens of the Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici in Florence. His principal responsibilities included the maintenance, conservation and restoration of the architectural and landscape fabric of the following historically important and renown premises in the vicinity of Florence: Giardino di Boboli, and the Villas of Castello, la Petraia and Poggio a Caiano. Since January 2002 he started working as freelance, in consequence of the many professional proposals.

He extensively lectured at a range of Italian universities including those of Florence, Rome, Venice, Naples, Padua, Genoa,
He has been awarded a senior fellowship at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C., in the Academic year 1998-1999.
He presented lectures at Dumbarton Oaks, Pennsylvania University, Georgetown University, New York University, Catholic University of America, Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC, University of Montreal.
Since 1999 he teaches a garden conservation at the University of Florence (master in Landscape Architecture).
Between 2006 and 2010 he taught Garden History and Restoration at eh University of Perugia.
Giorgio Galletti retired from the professional activity in November 2015 and now he works as historical consultant and in academic research.

Brief Biography - Giorgio Galletti

Main projects

Florence – Boboli Garden– Garden and buildings conservation project (Italian State) (1986-2002).
Florence – Villa Medici La Petraia– Garden and building conservation project (Italian State) (1986-2002).
Florence – Villa Medici at Castello– Garden conservation project (Italian State) (1986-2002).
Poggio a Caiano (nr Florence) – Villa Medici – Garden conservation project (Italian State) (1986-2002).
Rome – Villa Medici at Pincio– Garden restoration project (Académie de France) (2000-2007).
Rome – Parco of Pincio – Garden of the Casina Valadier (private society and Comune of Rome) (2002-2003).
Florence– Restoration of the park of Villa Strozzi (Comune of Florence) (2002-2003).
Florence– Villa Salviati - Restoration project of formal gardens (European University) (2003-2011).
Ravenna  – Landscape around the Mausoleum of Teodorico (Comune of Ravenna) (2002).
Rome– Villa Borghese - Landscape project of the area (Comune of Rome and private society) (2003-2012).
Florence  – Restoration, renovation and refurbishment of the historic park of Palazzo Della Gherardesca (private owner) (2002-2009).
Barberino di Mugello (Florence) – Restoration and renovation of the park of Villa Le Maschere (private owner) (2004-2010).
Marrakech, two large gardens in the Palmeraie (private owners) (2003-2008).

Florence – Masterplan for the restoration of Rampe Piazzale Michelangelo (Comune of Florence) (2008-2009).
Florence – Restoration of the historic garden of Villa Cora (private owner) (2011).
Rome – Villa Borghese Restoration project of the Giardino del Lago (Comune of Rome) (2012-2014).
He also designed several private gardens in Tuscany.

Main projects - Giorgio Galletti


Premio Porcinai year 2000.

Awards - Giorgio Galletti


Mr Galletti has published extensively in scholarly books and journals. However, the greatest proportion of publications deals with the Medici Gardens in Florence, such as Boboli, Castello and Petraia. He has had a sustained interest in the gardens created by the English community in Florence at the beginning of the twentieth century, with a particular interest in the work of Cecil Pinsent.

Publications - Giorgio Galletti


DATI - Giorgio Galletti


Giorgio Galletti
Viale Francesco Petrarca 36 50124 Firenze – Italy
Tel. 055 223289
Mob. +39 3485840698