Villa Lante, in Bagnaia, is situated 4km from Viterbo. It is one of the greatest Italian achievements of the XVI century. The park, of over 22 hectares hosts many secular trees creating an enchanted atmosphere. In the park you can admire a spectacular system of fountains and water features arising from stunning geometric forms created by evergreen hedges and peperino statues, the overall visual effect is truly astonishing. The garden shows works by great Italian architects and sculptors such as the Fontana dei Mori (Fountain of the Moors) by Giambologna, pseudonym of Jean de Boulogne, a Flemish sculptor. Giambologna arrived in Rome in 1550 and later moved to Florence to the Medici court, where he became the greatest Mannerist sculptor of his time for his original marble and bronze creations. His most famous work is “Il Ratto delle Sabine” (“The rape of Sabines”), it is located in the Loggia dell’Orcagna, or Loggia dei Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria in Florence. The construction of Villa Lante began in 1511, but it was completed around 1566. Its design is attributed to the architect Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola the same designer of Palazzo Farnese in Caprarola.