Cultura senza ostacoli: Villa Lante in Bagnaia (Viterbo). Un percorso facilitato per tutti
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
Culture without boundaries: Villa Lante in Bagnaia (Viterbo). An assisted path for all
The small hamlet of Bagnaia, at the feet of the Cimini mountains, holds one od the most famous italian gardens, awarded in 2011 as the most beautiful park in Italy. Villa Lante spreads out on a natural slope of approximatly 30 meters. The difference in altitude served as original inspiration for the garden, and was taken advantage of through terracings, ramps, fountains, waterfalls and waterworks, making the villa a true masterpiece of the italian Mannerism. The aim of the hereby presented work was that of finding in the vast area of the historical garden a path accessible for all. This was made possible by the implementation of a stabilized paving for visitors with impaired mobility, a “clubcar” service located in the current staff ’s parking lot, and the realization of model fountains spread along the pathway for visually impaired tourists.
With few targeted measures one could therefore guarantee access to the most essential parts, if not all, of the monumental complex for everyone.