The garden on the premises in the Via Omero is a hidden gem that more than deserves the attention of the KNIR’s visitors.

The garden borders on the Villa Borghese city park and its overall design is a free interpretation of classical sixteenth and seventeenth century garden landscaping. The garden actually slopes upward to create the effect of an elevated garden. The lawns are dotted with fruit trees, magnolias, shrubs, hedges and a rose pergola.

From the Institute, the garden can be seen only from the first-floor balcony. The view from there reveals the shapes of the formal beds of agapanthus and boxwood. The style is reminiscent of the type of garden known as giardino segreto (secret garden) since the Renaissance.

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Guest of the Institute are welcome to use the garden, which – in keeping with Greek and Roman traditions – is a place for study and learned discussions in the open air.