Italian Renaissance and Gardens: Palazzo Farnese and Much More
Stroll through a garden of gruesome statues, take in the architectural excellence and stunning views of the Palazzo Farnese and its gardens, and more when you book this full-day excursion in Civitavecchia. Your scenic, cultural tour includes convenient pickup and drop off to Largo della Pace SNC, and roundtrip transfers to Bomarzo, Viterbo, and Caprarola to explore iconic landmarks like the Monsters Park, Villa Lante, and the Palazzo Farnese. While you won't have a licensed expert guide to show you around or coverage for gratuity, your full-day excursion covers the cost of your entrance fees to the attractions you'll visit. With the option to enjoy an authentic Italian lunch at the end of your tour and the chance to see a variety of gorgeous gardens, this excursion is perfect for nature lovers and culture enthusiasts alike!
Begin your scenic full-day garden tour with a convenient pick up from your meeting place at the shuttle terminal of Largo della Pace SNC and head to the historic city of Caprarola to explore the Palazzo Farnese. This authentic building sits just above Caprarola and depicts the essence of the Renaissance era, thanks to iconic architecture. You'll get to climb the spiraling staircase known as the "Royal Stairs" and behold the winter suite's stunning frescoes, such as the "Room of the World Map," which depicts the world as it was back in the mid-16th century. Enjoy taking in spectacular views of the Piano dei Prelati floor or taking in the gorgeous landscapes of the secret garden with its 28 statues as well as the summer and winter gardens.
Continue your scenic tour as you visit Viterbo or the "City of Popes," to spend time at Villa Lante. This iconic Mannerist garden boasts dripping grottoes and fabulous fountains along with cascades and two casinis or homes. Get lost in this historic garden's beauty and take postcard-worthy photos as you stroll through Villa Lante.
Next, make your way to Bomarzo to discover the monsters and mythical characters frozen in time as sculptures at the iconic Monsters Park or Gardens of Bomarzo. Here, you'll find statues of mythical creatures and monsters, such as the statute of lions attacking dragons and the winged horse Pegasus as you stroll through this 16th-century gardens of gruesome sculptures. Wrap up your tour with a delicious lunch of authentic Italian cuisine (at your own expense) back in Caprarola's city center for the perfect end to your tour.
From strolling through gorgeous gardens to beholding iconic sculptures of mythical monsters, this tour is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. Reserve your spot on this scenic, full-day excursion today, and get ready to behold the beauty that surrounds Civitavecchia!