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From Rome: Ninfa Garden & Sermoneta Guided Tour with Lunch

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Activity provider: Rome Your Way

From Rome: Ninfa Garden & Sermoneta Guided Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Rome Your Way

From US$ 229.12 per person

Embark on a guided tour to the Garden of Ninfa, a breathtaking natural monument, and explore the medieval hilltop town of Sermoneta. You will also enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Enjoy a relaxing getaway to the Roman countryside
  • Visit the romantic Garden of Ninfa
  • Enjoy a tasty and memorable Italian lunch in a local restaurant
  • Admire the medieval town of Sermoneta and the castle
Full description

Meet your guide at a centrally located meeting point in the morning, and start your journey south to Riviera d'Ulisse. Relax in the comfortable train as you travel along the scenic Agro Pontino countryside. Arrive in Sermoneta, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Italy. Here you will learn more about its great history, art, and culture by visiting the Castel of Sermoneta. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch in a typical local restaurant. After lunch, following a short scenic car ride, you will reach Ninfa. Experience a gorgeous visit to 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.

See 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. Your day ends with a relaxing train ride back to the meeting point.

  • Professional local guide
  • Admission fees for the Castel of Sermoneta and Ninfa Gardens
  • Lunch in a local restaurant (set menu)
  • Transport by train
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The meeting point is Rome Your Way Tour office located in Via Marsala 82 (near Termini station).

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • This tour runs with a minimum of 6 participants (if we do not reach the minimum number of passengers you have possibility to make the tour another day or to have a full refund)
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4.8 /5

based on 17 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

Product ID: 65021