You are along the route: SURPRISING NATURE. THE HISTORICAL GARDENS
The places included in this itinerary are open from Tuesday to Saturdays. The Botanical Garden and Villa Farnesina are closed on Sunday. Villa Medici is closed on Monday.
A walk in the parks and gardens of Rome is an opportunity to roam from one century to another, tracing the history of the capital of Christianity and the Italian state. On the hills surrounding the old city lies a crown of delightful villas and gardens, built for popes and cardinals and the nobility and, from the nineteenth century, for the middle classes. From the refined gardens of the residences of noble families, now mostly open to the public, to the nineteenth century promenades for the recreation of the people, the gardens of Rome are not only an oasis of green spaces and nature but, in many cases, veritable open-air museums, with magnificent buildings, statues, pavilions and fountains. They were indeed symbols of power and the expression of the taste of those who commissioned their construction, often brought about with the help of great artists. In the spectacular settings of the Renaissance and Baroque villas, in addition to admiring elaborate flowerbeds of prized plants, one can discover unspoilt countryside, that has remained unchanged for centuries, just a few steps away from the bustle of the central districts. In the larger villas you can alternate rest and the contemplation of nature with a visit to one of the fascinating museums and enjoy the refreshments and entertainment available whilst delighting in the priceless views over the city. The itinerary, beginning in the oldest and most emblematic Vatican Gardens, follows a route to include the most interesting and accessible sites.