Unchanged throughout the centuries, the Historic Centre of Florence is a "unique artistic realization, a chef-d’œuvre" as such, it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982. Recently, the hill of Bellosguardo has been included in the Buffer Zone of the Historic Centre of Florence, because it is considered an integral part of its identity context.
In addition to this, the Belvedere Violet Trefusis, which is of considerable public interest, falls under the protection of the Landscape Heritage, pursuant to the Code of Cultural Heritage and Landscape (Legislative Decree 42/2004. Art.136) for its exceptionally dramatic view.
If we look over our shoulder towards Villa dell'Ombrellino, at what used to be known as the 'oh point', we can see a statue: ‘the lovely goddess, keeper of the serene arts’, Canova’s Venus Italica, which in 1925 Violet Trefusis, just over 30 years old and already part of that gratin described by Marthe Bibesco as “they never show off, they are splendid in their grand simplicity”, asked Cecil Pinsent to place to mark the spot where Ugo Foscolo had drawn inspiration for Le Grazie.
A refined poetess, admired by Paul Valéry, Anna de Noailles and Louise de Vilmorin, unlike Foscolo "all trepidation and emotion", Violet Trefusis has an open-minded vision of Florence not a circumscribed one.