Castel Giuliano gardens north of Rome contain more than 1,000 roses.
The 2018 Festa delle Rose at the gardens of Castel Giuliano at Palazzo Patrizi takes place on 12-13 May from 10.00-19.00.
Located about 7 km from Bracciano, Castel Giuliano is considered one of the best rose gardens in the Lazio region.
The estate gardens surround the large square three-storey farm castle, which stands on a high island of volcanic tufa rock facing Cervetari and the sea, and they encompass the church of S. Fillipo Neri in the grounds.
The planting of the garden is the work of Marchesa Umbertina Patrizi and shows a garden style that is rarely found in public parks in Italy. There are more than 1,000 rose bushes, including fine climbers on the castle walls.