Villa Lante in Bagnaia
Villa Lante in Bagnaia is one of the most beautiful constructions of the late Renaissance, known above all because it has 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 situated on a hill on the edge of the wooded Cimini Mountains. Construction began in 1511 and was completed around 1566 by the architect Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola on commission from Cardinal Gianfrancesco Gambara. The gardens are the main attraction of Villa Lante, especially the water features, from waterfalls to fountains to grottos. This harmony of water and the perfection of its flow was reached only when the architect called from Siena, a specialist in hydraulic architecture, Tommaso Ghinucci with the task of supervising the hydraulic project. The well-known garden architect Pirro Ligorio was also consulted. To remember in particular the Fountain of the Moors by Giambologna.