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The Garden of Ninfa in Lazio – one of the most romantic gardens in the world

The territory is almost a natural greenhouse that allows all plants to grow up to three times larger than their expected size and possibly age

  • September 12, 2018 18:30
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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Situated less than 80 km south-east of Rome near Sermoneta at the foot of the Lepini mountains, the town of Ninfa is home to one of Italy’s most popular gardens. The garden was created by a British-Italian aristocrat along the river that ran through his ancestral domain. Now-a-day, it has over 10 000 shrubs, plants and flowering trees from all over the world growing among the mediaeval ruins, while the river Ninfa forms a lake in the garden.

Praised as one of the most romantic gardens in the world, today it's open to the public on selected dates throughout the summer months and only with a guide. Standard opening is the first weekend and third Sunday of each month (April to October), with some variation. The gardens close for a couple of hours at lunchtime. Full details of opening dates and times are available on the official website. Entrance costs 10 Euros.

Source: Wanted in Italy