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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ourania (32049) 2014-05-26 11:51
secondo la tua nota, gli edifizi e le strutture di questo borgo sono molto antiche, i caratteristici e le tessiture che presenti nella tua composizione sono attraenti ed affascinanti. Mi piace molto come hai riempito il quadro, lasciando pero' un gradevole senso di spazio. Il sito antico diventa temporaneamente lo scenario di una scena d' interesse umano. Le signore portano alcuni caratteristici romantici che si armonizzano con l' incanto del sito. Ma c' e' sempre il telefonino a portarci nella realta' contemporanea. Una scena bella ed interessante. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,
carlo62 (33779) 2014-05-26 12:07
di ninfe ne vedo due....
Bello scatto, le due signore hanno dei vestiti che si adattano molto bene all'ambiente circostante e il gesto della foto richiama perfettamente lo stile del sito.
tyro (20696) 2014-05-26 13:48
Ciao caro Silvio,
A very interesting and informative note about this place and a wonderful photograph with which to illustrate it.
The ancient stonework with its arched openings, the metal grilles and the ironwork to support the old walls is interesting and characterful enough but the inclusion of the two ladies - a subject and a photographer - really adds to the fascination of this delightful photograph. I'm wondering why these two ladies are dressed as though they belong to the 1920s or 1930s - were they attending some wedding or a festival of some kind? It would certainly have been much more appropriate if the phootgrapher had been using an old fashioned camera rather than a mobile 'phone!
Lovely light and colours, perfect composition and exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
mesutilgim (85396) 2014-05-26 13:53
Hello dear Silvio,
Another nice capture from Ninfa with two visitors immortalising their visit.
Perfect pov and timing.
TFS and best regards
Royaldevon (30181) 2014-05-26 14:17
Ciao Caro Silvio,
The ancient building is very sharply captured, revealing its construction and textures, complemented nicely with the cobbled forecourt and stone steps.
The two girls are an attractive addition, bringing life and scale to the photograph.
Isn't it amazing how those cell phones get everywhere ... for communication, for information and, as seen here, for recording. My children are just the same; they carry their phones about with them everywhere, even occupying pride of place at the dining table!!
My warm regards,
Periko (2693) 2014-05-26 17:02
Me gusta la textura de esos grandes muros. Las turistas añaden un toque humano y dan una idea de las dimensiones del edificio.
pierrefonds (57487) 2014-05-26 17:13
You have capture d well the action of the photographer. The presence of the persons is animating the scene. There is a good contrast between the colors of the picture. Have a nice day.
snunney (84847) 2014-05-27 2:54
I find this composition very attractive and appealing. The two ladies nicely decorate the scene and bring it to life. The lovely brick wall with its superb detail makes a splendid backdrop. Very good colour contrasts.
Nicou (123190) 2014-05-27 8:24
Charmante iamge avec les belles dame gracieuses sueprbe et ce rendu sur les pierres quelle compo et vue quelle iamge et captage sueprbe de beaux chapeaux.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (23964) 2014-05-27 9:09
Very nice shot, beautiful scene in a beautiful scenery, costumes fit into the old walls, well spotted and captured
Cricri (107244) 2014-05-28 5:09
Ciao ami Silvio
J'aime la tenues des jeunes filles un peu comme a l'ancienne tout en restant coquette, j'aime comme cela ce marie bien avec les vielles pierres, une belle scène, un brin romantique