onsdag 25. mai 2016
Garden adventure !
Villa Lante in Bagnaia, at approximately 4 km from Viterbo, at the slopes of the Cimini Mountains we find Bagnaia (441 meters above the sea level), in the past a summer residence for high prelates. The element of major attraction in this place is, without a doubt, Villa Lanta.
This is one of the most important Renaissance gardens in Italy !
Designed at the beginning of 1568 by the great architect Vignola "loaned" to Cardinal Gambara by the Farnese family is is characterized in respect to other villas by the distinct predominance of the garden in respect to the inhabited part.
In fact, it consists of only two elegant but small symmertrical buildings placed approximately in the middle of the garden on a slope, while the garden is developed on around 22 hectares, adorned by statues, fountains, and magnificent water games.
It will take about 1 houres drive from Villa Helena to Villa Lante - this is well worth visiting !
See video found on youtube.
Notice: Closed on Mondays.
Adr:Via Giacopo Barrozzi 71, Bagnaia Viterbo, Italia.
GPS Coordinates: 42.428145 , 12.154312
All info found on travelguide - Italy grand tour.