Yesterday's blog post on the Fonti del Clitunno was a mere appetizer for today's post. Today's post takes us to possibly the most beautiful garden in the world, and certainly my most favorite and memorable location of this recent trip to Italy. Ninfa is located about 40 miles southwest of Rome, and about 2 hours southwest of where we stayed during our second week (in Viterbo, more on that later). The garden is built upon the ruins of an ancient Etruscan city that was sacked and fell into decline in the 1300's.
We first learned about Ninfa from the TVO series (also a BBC series) that featured Monty Don visiting Italian Gardens. That particular episode is still available to be viewed on UTube, and is well worth it. Here's the link.
After seeing the series, we purchased the book, and planned our garden visits in the Lazio region from the recommendations in this book. More to follow in the upcoming days on the other gardens we visited.