Bagnaia Travel Guide

  • Rubbish aside, an interesting place
    Rubbish aside, an interesting place
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  • Garden at Villa Lante
    Garden at Villa Lante
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  • Loggia at Villa lante
    Loggia at Villa lante
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Bagnaia Things to Do

  • Villa Lante

    This is what Bagnaia is famous for and for good reason. The grounds of the villa are wonderful. Villa Lante is considered to be one of the best examples of Italian-style Renaissance gardens. It is built on a steep slope that has been terraced. The terraces are united with a series of unusual fountains and water features.

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  • Attractive channel

    Here we see volutes joined together to transport the flow from the fountain of the dolphins to the Fountain of the Giants. The volutes design originates from and emulates the gills of a shrimp, the emblem of Cardinal Gambara who funded the whole project.

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  • The way to go

    This is the link road between the Villa and the town square. If you look closely you can clearly see the tower at the end of the street.The street has the usual tourist paraphernalia; postcard shops, ristorante and tacky souvenirs but the cobblestones and aged buildings add an air of authenticity that lingers long after you've bought your postcard.

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  • Villa Lante

    The classic patterns of a Renaissance garden are highlighted here with the recently fallen snow making the geometric shapes stand out.

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  • The road east

    After I had passed through the village and then decided to go and ask someone where Villa Lante was, I ended up in a convenient carpark adjacent to a bridge I had just crossed over before turning around. In the carpark is a guide to the town.You only walk a couple of hundred metres and you cross a railway line that crosses the bridge on one side...

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  • The fountains

    The fountains in the gardens are supposed to potentially play tricks on you by spraying water when you least expect it. This 16th century practical joke wasn't even a fizzer. In fact, there were more fountains not working than actually gushing water. The bonus is I got to take the reflective shot shown here.It is disappointing nonetheless to have...

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  • Look familiar

    If you've been checking out my other pages you could be forgiven for thinking there's a similarity here.Though Villa Lante is considered Vignola's masterpiece by many learned authorities he nonetheless has an equally famous work at nearby Bomarzo, the Sacro Bosco or garden of monsters.The rounded robustness of the figures is something of a...

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  • You can't half tell it's Sunday

    There's two ways to tell what day it is in Italy. If the piazza is packed in the village and there are stalls, it's market day. If it's just packed, it's Sunday.It was on such a day then that I gazed upon Cardinal Ridolfi's castle gate (1541) and the unmissable tower above it. This standout piece is a reconstruction after Otto IV created mayhem...

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  • Frescoes

    At the sides of the garden are two places of rest and just the ticket for that Sunday afternoon barbie (as we tend to say in Australia.) Though one was closed off I got into the other and managed to get a pic, even without my banned tripod, of the ceiling frescoes.

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