Rome is one of the greenest cities in the world, because of its wonderful Gardens, Villa and Parks which are an inestimable natural and cultural heritage for the City. Nonetheless, exploring the territories around Rome is also fun and a great experience from the natural, archeological and historical point of view.


In fact, Lazio, the Italian region where Rome is located, is a stunning land with lots of different landscapes such as countryside, hills, mountains, lakes and seaside, too. When in Rome, one can easily get a car and explore this amazing region full of Parks and terrific panoramas!

Below, a list of the best Gardens, Villas and Parks near Rome. These are not only some of the most beautiful historical gardens in Italy, but also world class archaeological parks and naturalist gems.


Detail from the Holy Woods of Bomarzo

Detail from the Holy Woods of Bomarzo



  • Ruspoli Castle
    Piazza della Repubblica 9, 01039 Vignanello, Viterbo
    Hours: (Open only on Sunday) 10:00am to 1:00pm and 3:00pm to 6:00pm



  • Palazzo Farnese
    Entrances: Piazza Romeo Romei, Via Antonio da Sangallo, 01032 Caprarola, Viterbo
    Hours: 8:30am to 7:30pm (Closed on Monday)



  • Natural Monument Giardino di Ninfa
    Via Provinciale Ninfina 68, 04012 Doganella di Ninfa, Cisterna di Latina, Latina
    Hours: June: 9:00am to 6:00pm
    July to September: 9:00am to 6:30pm
    October and November: 9:00am to 4:00pm


  • Moutan Botanic Center
    S.S. Ortana 46, 01030 Il Pallone, Vitorchiano, Viterbo
    Hours: March: Mon-Sat 9:30am to 1:00pm and 2:30pm to 5:30pm
    April and May: Mon - Thu 9:30am to 1:00pm and 2:30pm to 6:00pm
    Fri - Sat - Sun - Holydays 9:30am to 6:00pm
    June to September: Mon-Fri 9:30am to 1:00pm and 2:30pm to 4:30pm
    From October to February: Mon-Tue: 9:30am to 1:00pm and 2:30pm to 4:30pm
    Wed-Thu-Fri: 9:30am to 1:00pm





In conclusion, Villa d’Este and Villa Lante deserve a special annotation, since they have won the contest for the Most Beautiful Park of Italy (organized by the network “I Parchi più Belli d’Italia”), respectively in 2006 and 2011; in addition, the Natural Monument Giardino di Ninfa won the same contest in 2015 within the "Private Parks" category.

Walkable Rome kindly invites its readers to plan a visit to some of these natural and historical beauties, since it would surely enrich their stay in the Italian Capital.

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