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Full-Day Ninfa Garden & Sermoneta Tour

4.8 / 5

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Full-Day Ninfa Garden & Sermoneta Tour

From US$ 183.28 per person

Stroll around one of the Europe's most beautiful gardens, the Ninfa Garden. Between all the plant species and the historical atmosphere, this tour will have you jumping back in time to witness what life was like in Italy during a much simpler time.

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  • Enjoy an informative trip out of the city
  • Learn more about Italian history from a professional guide
  • Marvel at the beautiful sights
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Start your journey south to Riviera d'Ulisse from Rome. Relax in the comfortable train as you travel along the scenic Agro Pontino countryside. As you reach Ninfa, experience a gorgeous visit of the "Ninfa Garden," where many writers, including Virginia Woolf, found inspiration for their creations. Walking along one of the most beautiful and romantic gardens in the world, admire its 1,300 plant species in the medieval village where it lies. The wonderful and glittering waterfalls, the huge gunnere, the big spot of bamboo, the flowering cherry trees, the soft colored irises and the California poppies all give the feeling of jumping back in time. Afterwards, enjoy a special lunch in a typical local restaurant. Further ahead, following a short scenic car ride, you will reach Sermoneta, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Italy. Here, you will learn more about its great history, art and culture. Get into direct contact with a unique fairytale recognized by the European Union as a jewel of Italy.
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Admission ticket
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Transport by train
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Via Marsala 82, central Rome, near the Termini Station.

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  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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4.8 /5

based on 14 reviews

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Most of people on this tour were there to see one thing - the Gardens at Ninfa, and we paid a lot of money to see them. I’m not sure we got full value for our money. Lunch was convivial with very good food and wine included, but it was not at an agrotismo as advertised. I liked the guide as a person, but I felt she could’ve told us things of interest during the 1.5 hour journey to Sermoneta. Instead, she was occupied helping the driver find the route. So, we heard nothing - nothing about the areas we passed through, nor the up-coming visits. This was significant because at the castle, the guide conducted the tour in Italian ( with other participants) and Barbara translated for us. It would’ve been more informative and interesting if Barbara had already filled us in on the basics. Even if she’d read something from Google we would’ve been better prepared for all the things of interest at Sermoneta. I expected her to know stuff. At Ninfa, an English speaking guide did a lovely job.

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May 23, 2019

Even if you're not a gardener, Ninfa is magic. If you are, it's a must

We were so lucky. The morning we were driven 50 miles south by minibus from Rome to Ninfa, it was pouring down with rain, so that everyone but us had cancelled the tour. But by the time our lovely knowledgeable guide, Patrizia, could show us around the charming walled hill town of Sermoneta and have lunch, it was beginning to clear. When we actually arrived at Ninfa and another equally charming guide, the lovely Ilaria, showed us around, the weather was glorious - with the garden, set among medieval ruins, easily earning its reputation as the most romantic in the world, with the sound of water (a fountain, a river, springs) everywhere you go. By the time we left, the three of us knew we had been given a day we would not forget. Nor have we.

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December 17, 2018

Our guide Patricia was great but in the Ninfa garden the group was much too big. We would have preferred to have more freedom to visit areas we wanted to see and less control by the garden guide. We would have preferred to only visit the garden and not the castle. The day was too long and tiring. Visitors now support the garden and should be able to enjoy it as they wish.

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June 3, 2018

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