Project Description

Garden of Ninfa “the Pompeii of the Middle Ages”

The Garden of Ninfa was included by the New York Times as one of the 10 most beautiful gardens in the world.
Its name, Ninfa, comes from a Roman temple, originally in the place where the present garden stands and was dedicated to the gods of spring waters.
An authentic oasis of greenery, where medieval ruins are now the center of a garden full of exotic plants and waters, created by the passion and care of the Caetani family.

Ferdinand Gregorovius, who visited Ninfa in 1860, described it as “a legendary city in ruins, with walls, churches, towers, convents and houses sunk in the swamp buried by thick ivy”. Since then, everything has remained intact: inside the garden, indeed, there are ornamental cherry and apple trees that bloom during the spring, granting a unique spectacle for the eyes. Varieties of deciduous magnolias, birches, marsh irises and a sensational variety of Japanese maples complete a picture of Eden with few equals in the world.

Each year the Garden can be visited only on days open to the public and is limited in number so as to preserve the beauty of the unique fauna and flora. Outreach will take care of the transportation by private van from your hotel to the Garden. Furthermore, Outreach will provide for the reservation and offer you an expert and bilingual guide, who will take you to an accessible path to immerse yourself in the secret charm of this hidden and fascinating gem of Italy.