Giardino di Ninfa
Giardino di Ninfa
4.5
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Familyvacationphotos
    98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Reachable by train and taxi
    Our visit to the gardens was perfect, but I wanted to leave some practical information for visitors who want to visit the garden via public transit. The majority of visitors come by car or on bus tours and there wasn't a lot of information available. So here's what we did... We took the train from Termini to Latina Scala. Once there, we took a taxi from the station to the hilltop town of Sermoneta to wander around and have lunch (Trattoria Ghost), Once we were ready to leave for the gardens we discovered that the minibus that passed close by would not get us there in time for our 3:30 tour and our taxi driver, whose cell phone number we had, was not answering. Luckily we had time to walk there which took about 1.5 hours. We followed the paved road and there was hardly any traffic. There was a cut off on a dirt road for the last 30 minutes which took us through the back of the gardens by the lake. It was a beautiful walk but in hindsight we should have pre-booked a taxi to meet us at Sermoneta. At the end of the tour, we noted that some visitors had pre-booked their taxi's for a certain time and we asked one of those drivers to return to pick us up. Other visitors asked at reception for them to call them a taxi back to Latina Scala. It was all very easy! Hope that helps anyone else who is looking to visit the gardens via public transit.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Aimée
    Watton, United Kingdom68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful gardens, fantastic after visiting the busy city of Rome to relax and enjoy nature.
    Beautiful gardens, absolutely stunning and a lovely way to spend the afternoon. We booked our tickets online and we’re provided with a guide to the gardens in English. The visit was on a guided tour, which we didn’t realise. Our tour was in Italian, we didn’t follow it and instead stayed at the back and walked around at our own pace, taking photos and enjoying the scenery.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 August 2023
  • ALB2011
    Rome, Italy11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most beautiful gardens I’ve ever seen
    This was an amazing experience, a perfect day trip from Rome. With research, I knew I had to book in advance and that there was no public transport to the gate. ( I took a taxi from Latina Scalo station and pre booked the return trip). Only guided tours available. So, yes, there was some stuff you needed to know in advance but it was well worth it. One of the most beautiful gardens I have seen in my life.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 April 2024
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ALB2011
Rome, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This was an amazing experience, a perfect day trip from Rome. With research, I knew I had to book in advance and that there was no public transport to the gate. ( I took a taxi from Latina Scalo station and pre booked the return trip). Only guided tours available. So, yes, there was some stuff you needed to know in advance but it was well worth it. One of the most beautiful gardens I have seen in my life.
Written 13 April 2024
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Aimée
Watton, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Beautiful gardens, absolutely stunning and a lovely way to spend the afternoon. We booked our tickets online and we’re provided with a guide to the gardens in English. The visit was on a guided tour, which we didn’t realise. Our tour was in Italian, we didn’t follow it and instead stayed at the back and walked around at our own pace, taking photos and enjoying the scenery.
Written 27 August 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
A beautiful way to spend a morning or afternoon in what has to be one of Italy’s most romantic gardens. Our guide, Ariana, was very knowledgeable and very pleasant
Written 27 August 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Our visit to the gardens was perfect, but I wanted to leave some practical information for visitors who want to visit the garden via public transit. The majority of visitors come by car or on bus tours and there wasn't a lot of information available. So here's what we did...

We took the train from Termini to Latina Scala. Once there, we took a taxi from the station to the hilltop town of Sermoneta to wander around and have lunch (Trattoria Ghost), Once we were ready to leave for the gardens we discovered that the minibus that passed close by would not get us there in time for our 3:30 tour and our taxi driver, whose cell phone number we had, was not answering.

Luckily we had time to walk there which took about 1.5 hours. We followed the paved road and there was hardly any traffic. There was a cut off on a dirt road for the last 30 minutes which took us through the back of the gardens by the lake. It was a beautiful walk but in hindsight we should have pre-booked a taxi to meet us at Sermoneta.

At the end of the tour, we noted that some visitors had pre-booked their taxi's for a certain time and we asked one of those drivers to return to pick us up. Other visitors asked at reception for them to call them a taxi back to Latina Scala.

It was all very easy! Hope that helps anyone else who is looking to visit the gardens via public transit.
Written 7 July 2023
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Brun066
Florence, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Italy is full of settlements that have preserved the medieval building imprint; therefore this cannot be the side that characterizes and makes Ninfa unique. Italy also has a good number of ancient settlements which, more or less abruptly, have been abandoned and have gone wholly or partly into ruin (I am thinking, for example, of Bussana Vecchia near San Remo); therefore it isn't even the feature of a ruined place that makes Ninfa unique. What makes Ninfa unique in my opinion is the co-presence of both these characters (medieval center, largely ruined), with an extraordinary role of running water, which creates fairy-tale or at least animated scenarios, and in a certain sense makes a city “dead” since centuries, still alive.
I better understood this peculiarity of Ninfa in my second visit, in April 2023, decades after the first one. The position of Ninfa at the foot of a mighty limestone cliff (therefore very permeable) has favored the presence of a perennial stream (the river Ninfa in fact), which isn't affected by the Mediterranean drought, and which has favored the presence of a lush vegetation.
It's of course good to know that all this would not have been enough to give Ninfa the form in which the site now shows itself. Water, a precious element in all ages, at the time of maximum flowering of Ninfa (14th century) was certainly appreciated for its practical utility and not, as now, for the landscape views it created. These are works (like the English landscape gardens) not of nature, but of human artifice, and were favored precisely by the abandonment (1381), which in the long term allowed the transformation of Ninfa from "city" to "garden". . According to what we read, Lelia Caetani, the last descendant of the owner family (died in 1977), extremely sensitive to aesthetic values as a painter, through the gardening work she promoted, played an important role in the last stages of this transformation, which now makes Ninfa an unique place.
Written 30 June 2023
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Ranya A
Missoula, MT
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Unbertina was the kind and perfect guide during our tour of the magical fairy tale Gardens of Ninfa. Her passion and love for the place shined through through her descriptions and plant knowledge of the place. And the history! So fascinating. The leisurely stroll and incredible gardens immersed us in the wonders of the plant world and the sacred and precious natural beauty of this place. I highly recommend a tour with Umbertina and take your time here…listen, feel and enjoy. It will not disappoint.
Written 18 June 2023
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Scott B
Schwetzingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This garden can only be visited with a guide in reasonable size groups. Our English speaking guide was very knowledgeable and her English was very, very good. We were there on an Italian holiday and it was packed, but the organization of the groups was so good that once in the garden the only folks one sees are your group. A reservation is essential - those without had to be turned away.
Written 16 May 2023
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Erica
Switzerland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Our visit at Giardini di Ninfa started off the wrong foot, as it rained from the moment we stepped in to the moment we left. Even so the garden is undeniably beautiful and very well kept - definitely deserves the accolade it’s received and I highly recommend to visit it if you are in the region. The only reason why I don’t give it 5 stars, is the English tour. I don’t mind the accent nor not speaking like a native - I am myself Italian after all. But if you offer an English tour, then the guide MUST speak the language decently enough. Instead, our guide was heavily struggling - to the point we were often suggesting the words he could not remember, often hesitated or got lost in the midst of a sentence and the result was honestly stressful and not at all enjoyable. A pity indeed for such beautiful place!!
Written 6 September 2022
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HMBoston
Boston, MA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Very beautiful, 'natural' garden in Latina that has been shaped from the ruins of a medival villag.e , 1 hour drive outside of Rome. You must join a timed tour group. which is a bummer. Would love to wander around.
Written 20 June 2022
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
We went in the first half of June, when most of the spring blossom was over. Surely may is the most picturesque month due the colours of the roses and the irises, however the pomegranate, the star Jasmine and the smoke tree were blooming and the lavender almost about to start. The ruins and the natural features were worth visiting, although I found the guided tour a bit monotonous. Very efficient services.
Written 12 June 2022
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