An oasis of peace and natural beauty
Named by the New York Times as one of the most romantic gardens in the world, the Garden of Ninfa is a natural paradise at the foot of the Lepini mountains in Lazio. This natural oasis was created by the Roman Caetani family on the ruins of a medieval village in the Latina countryside.
Its 8 hectares boast 1,300 plant species, a pond, streams and the ruins of houses, churches, castles and bell towers, on which vegetation flourishes. In spring, it is a spectacle of multicoloured flowers and thousands of shades of green that reflect in the water.
The estate was originally bought by the Caetani family in 1298, and the family lived there for centuries. At the end of the 19th century, the area was reclaimed and transformed into a magnificent Romantic-inspired garden, which today is protected as a national monument.
Over the decades, this place has inspired many famous visitors, including Virginia Woolf and Truman Capote, and is an oasis of peace and beauty for anyone who walks its well-kept paths. The best months to visit the garden are April and May, when the flowering is at its peak.