Gardens in Lazio

Caprarola Villa Farnese

The Italian Renaissance garden was a new style of garden which emerged in the late 15th century at villas in Rome and Florence, inspired by classical ideals of order and beauty, and intended for the pleasure of the view of the garden and the landscape beyond, for contemplation, and for the enjoyment of the sights, sounds and smells of the garden itself.

In the late Renaissance, the gardens became larger, grander and more symmetrical, and were filled with fountains, statues, grottoes, water organs and other features .The style was imitated throughout Europe, influencing the gardens of the French Renaissance and the English garden.

Lazio is a region in which many of the famous renaissance gardens can be visited. Rich cardinals and nobilities commissioned  great architects to plan their country villas with gardens designed to delight their owners and amuse and impress visitors.

During your stay in Casperia, Lazio, you can visit some of the most important Italian gardens. Most of which are within easy driving distance.

Rennaissance Gardens:

  • Villa D’este Tivoli
  • Villa Lante Bagnaia
  • Palazzo Farnese Caprarola
  • Il Sacro Bosco Bomarzo
  • Castello Ruspoli Vignanello

Flower Gardens

  • La Tacita Rose garden at nearby Roccantica
  • The Moutan Botanical garden near Bagnaia Viterbo boasts the worlds largest collection of peonies




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