Villa Lante a Bagnaia

Villa Lante is one of the most beautiful achievements of the late Renaissance, known mainly because it possesses one of the most famous Italian gardens, enriched with fountains and water features. Villa Lante is located in the picturesque medieval village of Bagnaia, near Viterbo and is located on high ground at the edge of the wooded Monti Cimini. Construction began in 1511 and was completed around 1566 by the architect Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola on the Cardinal Gianfrancesco Gambara commission. The gardens are the main attraction of Villa Lante, especially the water features, from waterfalls to fountains to the grottos. This harmony of water and the perfection of its flow was only achieved when the architect called Siena, a specialist in hydraulic architecture, Thomas Ghinucci with the task of supervising the hydraulic project. It was also consulted the famous architect Pirro Ligorio gardens. Remember especially the Fountain of Giambologna Mori.

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Via Jacopo Barozzi, 71
01100 Viterbo


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