Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Villa Lante Garden

 Villa Lante Garden, located in Bagnaia, Italy, is a formal Italian garden that covers about fifty acres.  It was designed for Cardinal Gambara in 1568 who lived there in the Villa.  It's a tribute to the lavish lifestyle for those high ranking officials in the Catholic Church at that time. 

Water from nearby Monte Cimino flows down to the fountains of the villa.  From there, it flows down a series of terraces until it reaches the central pool of the regal garden.  It's really a sight to see!

 As you wander through the garden, you will sees statues, grottos, box hedges, and of course, a lot of fountains.
 The garden is open everyday except Monday.  Hours are 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM in the winter, and 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM in the summer.  Admission is 2 euros.

20 comments:

  1. A beautiful place. Visiting from A - Z.

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  2. another beauty and with lots of fountains--my kind of gardens

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    1. I love gardens with fountains, too! I love the sound it makes. So relaxing!

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  3. OMG I am there. Look at those amazing water falls, first the big one then the three and the pool! Wow!!!!

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    1. It is beautiful! You should hear what it sounds like!

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  4. Breathtaking. I love visiting beautiful gardens when I travel. I hope I get to see this one in person someday. It takes great vision to create something like this.

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    1. I try to visit gardens whereever I go, too (obviously). There's something just so relaxing about them. I hope you get to see this one. It's a real beauty!

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  5. Those images are AMAZING. I would take anyone of those as a view outside my window.

    ScribblesFromJenn
    Happy A to Z-ing!

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  6. Hands down, my favorite so far! :)

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    1. The fountains in this one are stunning!

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  7. Wonderful post--and pictures! I'm an amateur gardener, and the Caribbean island where I live has its own unique challenges, but I love it. I'll definitely be back for more!

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    1. You can probably grow a nice tropical garden where you live. Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Oh my gosh. Those waterfalls are amazing. The garden is beautiful. One of my favorites, so far.

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    1. I love the waterfalls! You should hear what it sounds like. It really is amazing.

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    1. I agree. I wish I could step into the picture and be there right now!

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  10. The garden looks wonderful. What a pity we can't all stroll though and let the peace heal us. Blog on!

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    1. I guess everyone will just have to admire the pictures. Thanks for visiting!

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