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Overview

Escape the hustle and bustle of the big city with this scenic tour of the Garden of Ninfa and Sermoneta from Rome. Relax in an air-conditioned bus as you ride through the Agro Pontino countryside and the Riviera d'Ulisse area on your way to the garden. Take a stroll into the garden, and admire its storybook-like atmosphere with bridges, greenery, and flowers. Enjoy lunch at a local farmhouse before heading over to the town of Sermoneta.

  • All-day tour of the Garden of Ninfa and Sermoneta from Rome
  • Walk through the Garden of Ninfa, and admire the abundant plant life and a few small waterfalls
  • Visit a farmhouse by the Garden of Ninfa for lunch
  • Travel to Sermoneta, one of the most preserved medieval towns in all of Italy
  • This tour includes a moderate amount of walking

Meet your group and guide in central Rome at the place given to you at checkout. Your air-conditioned transportation leaves at 8am, so don’t be late.

Ride through the Agro Pontino countryside and the Riviera d'Ulisse area while your guide tells you historical information and fun stories along the journey. When you reach the Garden of Ninfa, get out of your vehicle and be ready to take a ton of pictures.

This garden has been known to be inspiration for many artists and writers, such as Virginia Wolf. The storybook-like setting puts your mind at ease as you take note of the beautiful scenery. The garden has 1,300 plant species that grow among the remnants of a medieval village. See a few waterfalls and bridges as you walk around. Plus, bamboo, cherry trees, irises, and poppies will sneak their way into most photos you snap.

After exploring the land, stop for lunch at a local farmhouse before heading over to Sermoneta. This town is one of the most preserved medieval towns in all of Italty. See tower houses, a cathedral, and the Caetani Castle, which was built for the Annibaldi family in the early 13th century. 

At the end of your tour, it's time to hit the road and ride back to Rome. Get back to the place you met sometime around 6pm. 

 

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J
, Sep 2018

This was a great tour - a highlight of our 2 week holiday in Rome. The garden of Ninfa is very beautiful indeed - the abundant flowing spring water, the trees, the plants and the ruins in which they grow make it quite magical. We had an excellent lunch in the interesting fortress town of Sermoneta. We enjoyed Patrizias tales of Lucrezia Borgia and her clear and interesting explanations of the knights templar whose abbey we visited on the way, of Sermoneta and of other points of interest on the drive. Patrizia was an excellent guide and a charming and cheerful companion. Our driver Manuel was careful and patient. We would highly recommend this peaceful and interesting day trip from Rome.

T
, Sep 2017

This trip was wonderful. It was the most beautiful garden I have ever seen. The small group was great. Nicole was a fantastic guide, really knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. It was one of the most interesting and fabulous tours I have ever been on. Highly recommended.

M
, Sep 2017

There were only 8 of us in this tour, making this trip more personal for us. Our guide gave us a lot of information not only about the places visited during this tour and the role they played in history, but also about many aspects of life in Rome.
The Castle Caetani in Sermoneta was impressive and we got a lot of details on its history from the local guide, information translated in perfect English by our guide.
After a relaxed lunch in one of the trattorias in Sermoneta we visited the Ninfa garden set up among the ruins of the old Ninfa settlement. The garden is beautiful and we were introduced to the many different plants growing there.
All in all a very pleasant and instructive experience, enhanced by our knowledgeable and attentive guide.

S
, Sep 2017

Jeanette was very approachable and translated clearly what the local castle guide at Sermoneta said. We all had a brilliant time and the gardens were amazing. A complete jewel!!

V
, Jun 2017

A wonderful full day of adventures with fantastic a guide and driver. We were lavished with very kind, personal attention.
The first stop was the Garden of Ninfa. It was beautiful - flowers, meadows, ponds, medieval ruins, a clear pristine river. Very picturesque!
After the garden we went on to town of Sermoneta with its huge medieval castle. We visited parts of the ancient stone town, followed by a truly scrumptious multi-course lunch with all the trimmings - absolutely delicious! After lunch we walked up to the huge castle and took a guided tour.
The castle is fully intact with lots of interesting areas to explore.
In all, this was an excellent tour! We enjoyed it thoroughly and highly recommend it!
Thank you so very much to our guide and driver for a wonderful experience!!!

j
, Dec 2016

A personal-feeling tour with helpful and knowledgeable guides, a very good lunch at an agritourismo, and a fabulous visit to the Garden of Ninfa, which is not easy to get to. I highly recommend this tour, and it's wonderful guides.


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