Farnese Gardens - Rome

The Farnese Gardens were built in the middle of the 16th century on the ruins of the Palace of Emperor Tiberius on Palatine Hill. It was Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, the grandson of Pope Paul III, who commissioned the work to the architect Vignola. It was at the time, the first botanical garden of Europe and included specimens that were unknown in Italy. As with the gardens of the Villa d'Este, these are set out in terraces, linked by flights of steps and embellished with lawns, copses of trees, flowerbeds and of course fountains and other stucco work decorations. Nowadays there are also rose gardens, umbrella pines and from the terraces of the two Northern pavilions, views of both the Vatican and the centre of Ancient Rome, the Forum. Recent excavation has uncovered the remains of an atrium of the ancient Imperial Palace.


Autumn and Winter from 9 am - 4:30 pm. Summer from 9 am - 1:30 pm. Closed 1 January and 25 December.



Address : Via di San Gregorio, 30 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Colosseo - Station: Circo Massimo: Ligne B

Phone : +39 0639967700

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