In Bagnaia, a province of Viterbo, lies the great the Villa Lante garden. The garden is a Mannerist one of surprise near Viterbo, central Italy, attributed to Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola.
The villa is known as the “Villa Lante”. However, it did not become known as this until the villa was passed to Ippolito Lante Montefeltro della Rovere, Duke of Bomarzo, in the 17th century, when it was already 100 years old. The gardens of the Villa Lante features cascades to fountains and dripping grottoes. The visual and harmonious choreography of water and the mechanical perfection of its flow was only achieved after Tommaso Ghinucci, a hydraulics engineer and architect from Siena, was called in.