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Rome Gardens

Looking down on the quadrato with the Fountain of the Moors, at Villa Lante.

Photo: Christopher Simon Sykes

Secreted away in the heart of the city or sprawled across hilltops outside of town, Rome’s gardens are fragrant oases with ancient statuary, cool pools and fountains, and all shades of green. Read the article

Destinations: London · Rome · Ninfa · Bomarzo · Caprarola · Bagnaia

Inspired by: Rome's Most Beautiful Gardens — by Charles Maclean, Published Apr. 2010

Activities (12)

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    Villa Sciarra

    Take a “time out” from the hustle and bustle of Rome and wander the gravel paths of public park Villa Sciarra, named after the adjacent 17th-centur

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    Villa Doria Pamphili

    This 17th century villa stakes claim in the largest landscaped public park in Rome. Situated just outside Porta San Pancrazio, it was known as Bel

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    Rose Garden

    More than 1,000 roses bloom late each spring at Rome's Municipal Rose Garden on the eastern side of the Aventine Hill. The sloping garden is divide

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    Janiculum Park

    It's been said that Janiculum Hill served as the center of the cult of the god Janus. Because of the hill’s advantageous position, the cult’s pries

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    Gardens at Villa Aurelia

    Since 1909, Villa Aurelia has been the property of the American Academy in Rome. In 2002, the property reopened with much fanfare. Positioned on th

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    Garden of Orange Trees

    The Garden of Orange Trees (Giardino degli Aranci) by the Santa Sabina church pays homage to the namesake Spanish tree. The first orange tree plant

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    Botanical Garden, Rome

    When planning a visit to the winding streets of the Trastevere neighborhood, earmark time to meander these ancient gardens. Locally known as Orto B

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    Villa Lante

    At the Villa Lante, built for Cardinal Gambara in the 1560’s on a hillside above the medieval town of Bagnaia and considered by many to be the fine

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    Villa Farnese

    The only way to see what gardening authority Penelope Hobhouse called “one of the great masterpieces of Italian garden art” is by first taking the

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    Sacro Bosco

    More sculpture park than garden, Bomarzo’s Sacro Bosco occupies a lush area on the grounds of the Villa Orsini. A web of looping trails leads thoug

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    Gardens of Ninfa

    Here, tucked under the arid Lepini Hills, the ruins of a medieval town (razed by civil war in 1382) were gradually transformed over the course of t

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    Fine Art Travel

    Fine Art Travel is one of Europe’s most prestigious travel companies. Offering tours to some of the continent’s most popular destinations and acces

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