Villas, gardens and palaces in Lazio Rome area has plenty of nice parks and gardens to offer! Walk with us in the villa of Hadrian Tiburtiner on the slope of the mountains, in the shady gardens of Cardinal impressive villas in Tivoli and Bagnaia or along the beautiful villas at Frascati or let yourself be surprised by the monsters in Bomarzo … Villa Farnese in Caprarola The first settlement of Caprarola, approx. 50 km (35 miles) northwest of Rome, dates back to the XI Century, but the village reached the apex of its splendour when cardinal Alessandro Farnese, who was later to become pope Paul III, bought the area to build a fortress there. Villa Lante in Bagnaia and the “Monster-Park” of Bomarzo Bagnaia is a small and charming historical town in Northern Lazio, in the Province of Viterbo. The town is famous for its great relic of aristocratic grandeur, the sixteenth-century Villa Lante… Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este in Tivoli Tivoli has been a popular summer resort since the days of the Roman Republic. Built as a private summer retreat between AD 118 and 134, Hadrian’s Villa was a vast open-air museum of the finest architecture of the Roman world.