La Vizcaya is a villa on Biscayne Bay in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami. The name Vizcaya derives from the Basque province, there is documentary evidence that Deering wanted to perpetuate the concept that Vizcaya was a mythical explorer and chose caravels as the main symbol of the villa (reminiscent of the great exploration of the new world). At the entrance of the property a statue of the legendary explorer "Bel Vizcaya" welcomes visitors. It was built by James Deering (1859 and 1925) as a summer residence. Built between 1914 and 1916, but the construction of the complex gardens continued until the early 1920s. The property covers about 8 hectares, including gardens and lakes and other service buildings of the villa. In the last few years, due to the World War I, the works were carried out with difficulty because the materials could not be imported from Europe. The Vizcaya villa can be considered an expression of the American Renaissance, its taste in particular refers to the Venetian Renaissance and the Baroque. The villa in particular highlights close references to the seventeenth-century Villa Rezzonico in Bassano del Grappa and in the small harbor to the Venetian urban landscapes. The design of the project was entrusted to Paul Chalfin who was assisted by the architect and painter Phineas Paist (1873-1937). The design of the buildings was entrusted to the American architect F. Burrall Hoffman (New Orleans, Louisiana, 1882 - Hobe Sound, Florida, 1980), while the gardens in Diego Suarez. The villa is particular for the happy adaptation of the European cultural tradition with the subtropical landscape of Miami. In fact, for the construction of the villa were used both marble from Europe as the local stone, even the arboreal species are mixed together with those endemic exotic trees from Europe. In 1953, the Vizcaya villa was opened to the public as the Miami-Dade County Art Museum. In 1994 the villa became a national monument or National Historic Landmark. Shortly afterwards, the museum took its current name, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, which consists of the main villa and its gardens (including a botanical garden) and most of the original collections of the house. Inside the villa-museum there are over 70 decorated rooms, besides they are kept many furniture and objects of European art ranging from the fifteenth century until the early nineteenth century. The gardens were designed by the expert landscape designer Diego Suarez (Bogotá, Colombia, 1888 - New York, 1974).