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Villa Lante

Via Jacopo Barozzi 71, 01100 Bagnaia, Viterbo, Italy
+39 0761 288008
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Fountains and the Italian garden

The fountains are the only attractions,besides the Italian garden. The villa itself is only open... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Porano, Italy
Perfect garden

I am a garden geek and did all the gardens of the Roman countryside. Villa Deste and Villa Farnese... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Via Jacopo Barozzi 71, 01100 Bagnaia, Viterbo, Italy
+39 0761 288008
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

The fountains are the only attractions,besides the Italian garden. The villa itself is only open on Saturdays! Consequently,we did not visit it . The website is outdated in that : a)Entry to the gardens is now charged at a fee of euro5 ,not free !...More

2  Thank 123song
Reviewed 30 November 2017

I am a garden geek and did all the gardens of the Roman countryside. Villa Deste and Villa Farnese are certainly larger and grander, but Villa Lante is perfect as a whole, and in its intimacy. Loved it! Much better maintained than Farnese.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

In the mid to late C 16 two wealthy Cardinals and a nobleman created a cluster of three of the world's great water-animated gardens: Villa Lante, Villa Caprarola and Bomarzo. The first two are still water animated the third, Bomarzo, has lost its water systems...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Probably the most important Mannerist garden in Italy. Unfortunately the maintenance contractors lack the competence to keep the fountains and water jokes functioning properly. Nevertheless worth a visit.

1  Thank RicThomp
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Beautiful garden, peaceful area, great place to walk around for hours. This is a true masterwork. Worth every cent.

Thank Stane M
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful fountains in the garden are well engineered and artistic. Walking around the garden and looking at the fountains made us so peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed a lovely afternoon in the Villa Lante.

Thank Tora05
Reviewed 6 October 2017

There were several tour buses but the property is so large, that it are not bothered by the crowd. Great place to wonder for a few hours.

Thank richard r
Reviewed 26 September 2017

At Euro 5 for entry this is a garden worth visiting. The parterre is well kept and trim, most of the fountains are working and the water cascade is quite impressive. There is some nice parkland as part of the gardens too. As an example...More

1  Thank accidentaltourist_8
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Villa Lante is a classic formal water garden set on a hillside. It is stunning! The geography and fountains combine to provide a glorious landscape in which to wander. With any luck you'll be sprayed by the hidden jets in the grotto!

1  Thank lmcsherr
Reviewed 11 September 2017

It's the perfect example of an Italian garden and it's fabulous. The sculptures, the buildings, the water, the parterre... Perfect to spend a nice afternoon, quite cheap too. Must visit!

1  Thank ilabuf
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Abigail S
2 April 2017|
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Response from Dtlusty | Reviewed this property |
Closed Mondays: Here is their posted schedule: Open 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. beginning April 1. Admission is $5.00 Website is grandigiardini at it
7 February 2017|
Response from aplacetobebelieved | Reviewed this property |
Sometimes you can find a spot outside the church. However before you get to the center on the right is a car park. I believe you will need to pay for a spot. I was lucky and found a free street spot, but a bit of a walk.
10 November 2016|
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Response from lisa270614 | Reviewed this property |
from porta romana no but from the main bus station in viterbo "sacrario" you can catch a number 6 bus to Bagnaia which takes you right to Bagnaias main square and it's 10 second walk away to villa Lante hope this helps 👍