It is one of the wonders of our landscape heritage: after the winter closure, the most romantic garden in the world according to the New York Times, declared a Natural Monument by the Lazio Region in 2020, will open to the public again starting from 19 March.
Until 1 November, on all holidays and weekends, visitors have the chance to walk in this surprising 8-hectare microcosm, created a century ago by the Caetani family on the ruins of an ancient medieval town. Spring-blooming ornamental cherry and apple trees, magnolias, birches, marsh irises and Japanese maples are just some of the over a thousand species from all over the world housed in the garden, dotted with streams and ponds and enlivened by the singing of a hundred variety of birds. Plants and flowers also covers the ancient walls, further enhancing the charm of the ruins left to witness the millennial past of the town, besieged, sacked and razed to the ground in 1382 and never rebuilt.
In order to preserve the delicate environmental balance and biodiversity of the garden, openings to the public are limited and entry is regulated by guided tours. More information on the official website of the garden, where it is also possible to buy tickets for the nearby Caetani Castle in Sermoneta.