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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mesutilgim (94034) 2014-05-25 13:10
Nice capture from Ninfa with perfect pov and layout.
The small waterfall at bottom is beautiful.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
siudzi (34141) 2014-05-25 14:00
This is very beautiful view seen from a well selected POV to get such a nice scene. Warm light and tonality are a plus here to build the charming, almost summer postcard. TFS!
pierrefonds (64882) 2014-05-25 18:03
The mountain and the trees are framing well the tower. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the tower. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-05-25 19:11
un giardino bellissimo e un ambiente meraviglioso, tranquilo e sereno!!
jjcordier (79297) 2014-05-25 21:55
Bonne composition verticale pour présenter ce joli endroit.
saxo042 (37794) 2014-05-25 22:42
A well balanced composition with this large tower and the glittering water below. An impressive landscape view and a very interesting note.
carlo62 (45932) 2014-05-26 0:06
un altro bellissimo scorcio di questo miscuglio tra storia e flora, un piccolo paradiso racchiuso tra mura antiche e gloriosi fasti.
Se ne scoprono sempre di "nuove", mi convinco sempre di più che è veramente infinita l'offerta di bellezze che abbiamo nel nostro piccolo paese.
miumiu (6113) 2014-05-26 2:05
Wonderful scene with peaceful atmosphere.
l like the warm and fresh colours.
Didi (60586) 2014-05-26 2:08
Un joli contre jour qui met en valeur cette tour dans ce bel environnement de verdure
Va bene :)
Nicou (139218) 2014-05-26 2:09
Avec l'étang tout vert quelel vue et iamge quel rout de peirre sueprbe ensemble ave cla belle végétaiton verte.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (96797) 2014-05-26 4:02
Another capture from this attractive and unusual garden. I like the point of view with the little gate beckoning us to come and explore the tower. Also, the warm light and agreeable verdant tones.
cornejo (40943) 2014-05-26 4:19
Ciao amico Silvio, un'altra buona fotografia di questa bella e interessante luogo pieno di fascino, mi piace, molto ben composta e catturato in questa immagine interessante con una buona nitidezza, profondità, luce, colore e qualità. Molto buono ed interessante lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buon pomeriggio e la settimana felice.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
fritzi007 (10411) 2014-05-26 9:34
sehr schönes Foto mit viel grün, und guten Kommentar, gratuliere mein Freund
tatadalou (7459) 2014-05-26 12:49
Una bella vista sulla torre, ben inquadrate da la vegetazione.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-05-26 15:00
Bonsoir Silvio, mon ami,
un joli jardin superbement mis en valeur. La verdure et le petit plan d'eau donnent une impression de fraîcheur très agréable. Bien vu.
photoray (13981) 2014-05-26 16:46
Fine vertical view of the Nifa Garden, with its flowing water foreground, and dominating gothic tower rising above the landscape with hills as a background.
Looks like a fine place to stroll and relax and dream.
Thanks for sharing,
ikeharel (69311) 2014-05-27 7:37
Almost step down into the pong in FG.... Unintentionally, nice effect of the waterplants, camouflage the pond, Silvio.
Fine view leading the view from the pnd to the tower, vivid and lavishly green all around. Beautifully collected scene.
PiotrF (16714) 2014-05-27 11:31
Nice composition with this large tower and garden, small waterfall is beautiful.
Excellent detailed picture
Cricri (117403) 2014-05-28 4:16
Ciao ami Silvio
Bon format verticale pour présenter la tour dans cet environnement vert, joli l'avant plan avec la petite cascade et le plan d'eau vert
Miguel82 (27670) 2015-05-12 19:18
Ninfa garden is a natural monument of Italy Silvio, it should be a pleasure to walk in that invigorating park, sharp illustration