Picking tulips in Rome
In Rome there is a traditional Dutch-style garden. Every year, TuliPark opens from March until the end of April, during the tulip blossoming season. It is home to 115 varieties that you can admire as you stroll through the rows, take photos and make a personalised bouquet.
The U-Pick method allows visitors to pick their favourite tulips, which will be wrapped in a sheet of newspaper on the way out. Your entrance ticket entitles you to two tulips included in the price, but you can add as many as you like for a small extra charge.
Around 300,000 flowers grow in the field, creating a sea of colours ranging from white to pink, yellow to magenta. At weekends it can get very crowded, especially as visitors like to take creative photographs in the midst of the tulips. But you never have to wait long – and any time waiting is just an opportunity to admire the beauty around you.
The park includes a picnic area and a mill that is reminiscent of the Dutch countryside, creating the impression of travel while remaining a stone’s throw from the centre of the Italian capital.