Speaker Davide La Silva

La Silvia, Davide

Sabautia( Latina),



  • The state of the art of aquatic gardening in Italy
  • Water nursery and the dissemination of water gardening in the national and international context
  • Perspectives and projects
  • Collections as a vehicle for dissemination through beauty
  • Collaborations with other operators in the sector and with institutions

Will travel.


Davide La Silvia was born in the former Pontine marshes, and water has since characterized much of his life.

He studied at the Nautical Institute, and practiced almost all water sports including swimming, water polo and spearfishing.

He obtained many related patents. He was a diver in the Italian navy, and worked at the Italian Environment Ministry, Nature Protection Department and the Press Office.

He has been collecting aquatic plants for 50 years, first autochthonous, then from all over the world. which he continues to look for while the nursery is run by his son, Valerio. The nursery is about 45,000 square metres, probably the largest in Italy and among the largest in Europe by extension.