Nature

Orvieto in Fiore: a city as a flower carpet


This weekend, in occasion of the feast of Pentecost, a blooming Orvieto will welcome the visitors with its colours covering the entire city: squares, balconies, streets and shop windows will be decorated with thousands of flowers to admire, moreover, flower exhibitions, handcraft products and wine & food events will make the feast special and pleasant! 

When: 
12-13-14-15 May

Where: 
Orvieto, Umbria

More information about the event → 

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The rose garden of Rome

On the Aventino hill, a few steps from Circo Massimo (Circus Maximus) stays the beautiful rose garden of Rome, unique for its spectacular location, hosting more than 1100 rose varieties from all over the world: Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, Far East and America. According to history, it seems this location was dedicated to flowers since the 3rd century b.c.; in his “Annales”, Tacitus also talks about a temple dedicated to Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers and, more generally, of spring, celebrated at Circo Massimo on the so called “Floralia” festivity.

Today, the rose garden is a relaxing oasis far from the city traffic and noise, where to enjoy the beautiful view of Rome: you can visit it from April to June except on 21st May, when the “Roma Prize” - the special award given to the most beautiful roses of the garden - takes place. 

When: 
From 21 April to 19 June
8.30 - 19.30 

Where: 
Via di Valle Murcia, 6 

Garden of Ninfa: a little piece of heaven near Rome

Located near Latina, not far from Rome, the Garden of Ninfa is known as one of the 10 most beautiful gardens in the world. Created in English garden style and immersed in uncontaminated nature, it hosts nearly 13000 types of plants and trees such as magnolias, birches, Japanese maples, cherry trees, climbing roses, besides streams and a small river. The area around the garden is a WWF oasis from 1976. 

The garden can be visited only with a guide. Visit the website → 
For additional information you can also visit Wikipedia's dedicated page →