Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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.

8 comments:

  1. Unique way to supply water to a fountain.

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    1. I love the sound of the water trickling down it.

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  3. Hi Sherry - it looks a wonderful garden to be in ... in the Italian summer - glorious views and ideas - cheers Hilary

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    1. It's very restful. I love all the water!

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  4. wow - I like that fountain flow of water. I bet it's beautiful to see in person. I must get back to Italy...aaah!

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