at Monti Cimini from Viterbo, the journey takes you along a pleasant
tree lined avenue, past numerous beautiful aristocratic villas.
Just outside the city is the town of Bagnaia. This small wedge shaped
centre looks out over the Pierina Valley and is well known among
art historians for its Renaissance period Villa Lante, which is
also one of Vignolas architectural masterpieces.
The villa is made up of two symmetrical buildings situated in a
vast Italian style garden filled with elaborate pieces of architecture
and decorative elements such as statues, fountains, waterworks and
a maze, all masterfully set together.
The village sits carefully on top of a mountain ledge and is linked
to the villa via the so-called Tridente. Bagnaia also
boasts Palazzo della Loggia, which was originally superbly decorated
and surrounded in parkland.
Bagnaia, Villa Lante
Villa Lante Garden visit:
- 1° nov. - 28 feb. 9-16:30 - last visit h. 04:00 pm
- 1° mar. - 15 apr. 9-17:30 - last visit h. 04:30 pm
- 16 sept. - 31 oct. 9-17:30 - last visit h. 04:30 pm
- 16 apr. - 15 sept. 9-19:30 - last visit h. 06:30 pm
Garden visit is possible every half hour whid internal guide
Closed monday 1° May - 25 December 1° January