What do you know about Italian gardens?

I've heard a little about Italian Gardens...are there any fans or experts out there that can tell me more? What do you think of them and is it a style that is attractive to North Americans? Are they currently "hot" or "not"?
what do you know about italian gardens, gardening
what do you know about italian gardens, gardening
what do you know about italian gardens, gardening
what do you know about italian gardens, gardening
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