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Roseto Vacunae Rosae

Roccantica, Rieti

Family friendly
Partially wheelchair accessible
Food service
Botanical garden

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Contact us

Strada Provinciale 48, km 15.500
02040 Roccantica (RI)

Tel. +39 0765 63626
Fax +39 0765 639031

GPS coordinates:
Latitudine: 42.320953
Longitudine: 12.68054


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Opening times

By appointment; check the calendar on the website

Un giorno pieno di rose: 7 Apil 2019


Calendar openings
Full price (Italian guide): € 10,00
Groups (min. 20 pax): € 8,00
Reduced ticket (9-12 years): € 5,00
Free for disabled and accompanying person and children under 9 years

Open off calendar (only by appointment)
Full price € 10,00 (or reduced for children) + guide
Groups (min. 20 pax) € 8,00 + guide
Guide is mandatory: price on request (Italian, English, French, Japanese, other languages on request)
10% discount on ŕ la carte menu (excluding alcohol) at the nearby restaurant

How to reach
By car
Higway A1 / E35 exit Ponzano Romano Soratte. Continue for about 20 minutes in direction Poggio Mirteto, up to S.P. Sabina 657, that intersects at Km. 6.700. Turn it a right towards Poggio Mirteto. Crossed Poggio Mirteto at Km 19 turn on right to Roccantica. Continue for about 5 km to the junction with the SP48. Take a left at the junction and in the proximity of km 15,500 turn again on a Left. You are arrived.
The rose garden Vacunae Rosae is situated in the wooded area of the Goddess Vacunae, the goddess of fertility and well being of the Sabina.

At the entrance, there is a garden of stones, inspired by the Far East, where the visitor can meditate on the beauty and destiny of the rose and from where the “visitor” starts an intellectual ascent towards the paradise garden.

The scenery is delimited by bearing gateways, covered by walls of roses. The entire circumference is crowned by sets of garlands with an amazing chromatic variation for 800 meters.
On the exterior of the whole garden, one can admire sacred trees that love roses, almonds, pomegranate and tamarisk.
The planimetrical configuration of the rose garden forms the shape of an angel's wing and can boast as many as 7.000 rose bushes with not less than 5.000 species.
The rose garden proposes an historical, cultural and artistic journey into the world of roses.

The 130 sections and itineraries of the rose garden are thematic. In each section, there is a group of homogeneous roses, divided into various families, according either to the history or their colours and .

The axis of the garden is marked by the running of water of 9 fountains, from the irradiating fountain of Virgo (south-east) to the warming fountain of Vacunae (north-west). The physical summit of the garden is the symbol of the Virgin and Virgo feeds directly the fountain of Pantera, the sacred animal of Dioniso.

The pool of Psyche, located between Virgo and Vacunae, is the center of the garden, where all the water is collected, and appears hidden in a labyrinth of roses. The exit of the labyrinth is via a stairway and an elevated bridge which offers a 360 degree view of the garden.

From Psyche, the water runs towards the Viator basin, representing the pilgrim who starts the ascent of wisdom and is blessed by the water.
Before reaching Viator, the water of Psyche runs through Sirr, the secret fountain and place of meditation of the wise orientals. Pshyche and Stirr also receive water from Libra, the font of equilibrium and wisdom, in symmetric contrast with Evoč, the idle musical fountain, entreaties of Dioniso.

Located at the extreme north east of the garden, which is the tip of the angel's wing, there is Hirundo, the swallow fountain, whose waters also flow into Viator to gladden his meditation and into Vacunae to announce the eternal Spring.
A dream holiday in the Rose Cottage
The Rose Cottage is the romantic suite to spend the wedding night or to stop for a weekend of well-being in Italy. It 's secluded by the main buildings of the estate and the Silence of the Rose Garden Vacunae Rosae.

All year round the Rose Cottage remains a magical place to rest or spend a quiet week-end, including a walk in the open air and a visit to the charming Rose Garden Vacunae Rosae.
Triskelis Restaurant
The name evokes Triskelis, the celtic Trischele symbol, steeped in mythology and ancient meanings. This figure, composed of three spirals intertwined, symbolizes the cyclical nature of life. The eternal motion whom everything is subjected pushes us toward the relentless pursuit of our identity, with the objective to improve ourselves every day. In the respect of the cycle of nature some commodities are produced directly on-site in a natural way, as the fine olive oil.

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