Gardens of Ninfa: a kind of heaven on earth

Near Latina, about 60 km from Rome by car, there is an authentic masterwork of botanic art: the Gardens of Ninfa, a private garden managed for decades by an ancient family. It’s opened just a couple of days a month from april to october for preserving the precious equilibrium of the flora. I had a lovely memory about it since I visited it as a kid…so I decided to visit it again on last sunday. it was an amazing sunny day (maybe a little too warm…) and my girlfriend, my camera and me (the magic triangle…) went to the Gardens of Ninfa. Once there, I realized how weak was my memory. It’s an astonishing explosion of colors, looks really a fairy place where brilliant colors, a mixture of adorable flower smells and the purest water bring you into another dimension. There is every kind of tree, even from exotic countries but perfectly inserted in the local environment. The lavender is everywhere and its magic smell drives you to it. A lot of water flows in the garden up to a source where you can drink from your hands. and a lot of ruins give you the impression of a travel through the history, when Ninfa was a little village, populated and alive. Thanks to the Caetani family, after centuries of decay and neglect, this place was restored and in 2000 the gardens were declared as Natural Momument of Lazio. The following shots are gathered in categories…

1. Ruins and Buildings

2. Flowers and Colors

3. Trees and Plants

4. Water and Reflections

Another bridge on the flowing water

5. Animals and Frogs

Thanks for your visit!


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  1. Reblogged this on My footprints in the world and commented:

    Usually I don’t reblog my posts…but I’ve made some changes about one or two photos…this place is really awesome and full of wonderful corners…

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