The Garden of Ninfa is located on the border between the municipalities of Cisterna di Latina, Sermoneta and Norma, administratively belonging to the first joint.
It is from 2000, a Natural Monument of the Italian Republic and covers an area of 106 ha.
The Garden that houses samples of fauna and flora from across the world, tailored according to the principles of the so-called "garden", built on the ruins of an ancient medieval town.
The town of Ninfa, probably arose Volsci era when the small peninsula that extends into the namesake lake at the foot of Lepinis, built a primitive village.
Luck of Ninfa, arrived in the Middle Ages when the swamping of the Via Appia forced to divert traffic to the south along the piedmont road. Nymph became an independent municipality and rich, capable of defending themselves against attacks and neighbors Sezze Sermoneta. In addition to its position in the plains, with the presence of the remoteness of the lake and marsh, gave her a mild climate and healthy, especially in winter. The city came under the dominion of the Caetani, the late thirteenth century and their dates the construction of the castle and of the very tower.
In September 1159, Pope Alexander III, followed by Barbarossa, contrary to his election, took refuge here and in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, was crowned. Barbarossa, in revenge, burned the village. The Ninfini, but returned and rebuilt it stronger protection Caetani.
The expansion of wetlands, however, was fatal to Nymph, which began in the fourteenth century, a slow but inexorable decline. Its population was decimated by malaria and in the sixteenth century, was abandoned.
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tatadalou (7459) 2014-05-24 12:10
Non so perchè ma mi piace questa foto del giardino. Gli arbusti fioriti tra le rovine presentano una faccia romantica molto bella.
mesutilgim (94502) 2014-05-24 12:59
Hello dear Silvio,
Very nice capture from Ninfa. I don't know what kind of posttreatment you've utilised here but the result is perfect.
Nice vivid colors and perfect sharpness.
Of course many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE entry.
TFS and have a nice weekend
emilbo (22616) 2014-05-24 14:11
Les ruines sont toujours intéressantes mais dans un décor de fleurs printanières, c'est vraiment merveilleux. Excellent éclairage même en l'absence du soleil et les couleurs sont splendides. Bien vus les deux personnages que tu as inclus dans la photos. Excellente note informative.
Toutes mes amitiés et bon dimanche,
lousat (89740) 2014-05-24 15:42
Ciao Silvio,giardini meravigliosi in una inquadratura molto ricca,piena di colori e dettagli,sicuramente un ottimo momento questo inizio di primavera per visitarlo,in alto hai taroccato qualcosa ma si vede...ehehe...buona Domenica,Luciano
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-05-24 16:55
un giardino favoloso e una composizione con tanto colore di primavera!!!
una foto bellissima caro amico
pierrefonds (65244) 2014-05-24 17:13
The presence of the persons is animating the scene. The length of the garden is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the ruins. The cloudy sky does not hurt the output of the colors. Have a nice day.
carlo62 (46353) 2014-05-24 23:45
peccato tu non abbia avuto la fortuna di avere un cielo adeguato, questa bella foto ne avrebbe guadagnato molto. Rimane comunque un bellissimo scatto, dove antiche rovine è rinnovati fiori si uniscono per creare piacere.
Giusta la presenza delle persone, in questo modo si apprezza la grandezza delle piante.
dekanski (5098) 2014-05-25 2:40
And if you raised a camera a little, to see the whole pine!
Regards, have a pleasant Sunday afternoon!
marabu61 (10773) 2014-05-25 3:04
This is a truly lovely setting for a garden indeed. The ancient ruins add a lot of character to the well groomed landscape and the blooming rhododendron is beautiful. The setting with the old ruins amongst the trees is very romantic and pleasing. Nice touch also to include some human presence to give the scene some life.
have a great sunday
snunney (97447) 2014-05-25 3:06
A fine capture of this attractive garden in an unusual setting. I like the presence of the couple who nicely direct the viewer into the scene. The light is very appealing and the colours natural and pleasing to the eyes. Very good sharpness.
jhm (151376) 2014-05-25 4:20
A lovely green picture with wonderful red flowers in centre of the picture.
Maybe a little bit a pity bof the white sky.
A wonderful panoramic view about these area.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
cornejo (41303) 2014-05-25 4:51
Ciao Sivio, molto buona fotografia di questa bella e interessante composizione in questo bellissimo giardino, molto ben catturata in questa bella immagine con una buona nitidezza, profondità, luce, colore e qualità. Molto buon lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buona sera e felice inizio di settimana.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
photoray (13981) 2014-05-25 7:41
Very attractive image combining ancient gothic ruins with colorful varying flowers in a garden setting.
Looks like a fine place to stroll around absorbing history and Nature.
Thanks for sharing,
ikeharel (69765) 2014-05-26 10:54
Charming garden scenery, Silvio.
Lavish greenery all around, with the ruins of the old walls seem in nice harmony as a part of.
Two lkadies on right, enjoy the view and added life to the place.
Charming sight. Ciao,
claudeD (38074) 2014-05-27 8:14
very fine picture showing this very interesting garden with excellent colors and sharpness.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Cricri (117853) 2014-05-28 4:13
Un jardin magnifique, qui égaye les ruines, un joli ensemble de vert et de vielles pierres, belle composition
fritzi007 (10411) 2014-05-30 11:54
schönes Frühlingsfoto, garniert mit alten Mauern, es gefällt mir sehr, gratuliere!
Viele Grüße mein Freund
Miguel82 (27674) 2014-08-14 8:40
What a beautiful garden well maintained and planned with flowers, ruins and trees, sharp picture, bright tons, good afternoon Silvio