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“spectaculous garden & great villa” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa d'Este

Villa d'Este
Piazza Trento, 1 | Viale delle Centro Fontane, Tivoli, Italy
0774 312 070
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Tivoli
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
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Owner description: Started by architect and historian, Pirro Liggori in 1549, for Cardinal Ippolito dEste, this famous villa estate is one of the finest examples of Renaissance residence and garden architecture and design.
Vienna, Austria
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“spectaculous garden & great villa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The most spectacolous garden I have ever seen in a private villa garden - so many fontains and water games on a hudge green space

Visited December 2013
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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“Over 1000 fountains! ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Great at night with all its lighting and amazing at day time. Gardens and fountains are amazing. Went twice and live it here: children can run, play around fountains, enjoy the cavern like waterfalls and enjoy the day in a history rich environment.

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“A refreshing and beautiful spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This was one of my favorite places to visit. Not being a fan of hot, humid weather or crowds, I found this place to be a refreshing oasis with hundreds of fountains. Don't miss out!

Visited September 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

the house is not overly great. rooms are not furnished which is a shame. fountains are incredible, so many of them! very relaxing place you have to see to understand

Visited December 2013
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“Magical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This is a must if you are in Rome!
It was a little bit hard to find this villa from train station as there weren't many signs to guide us but eventually we got there.
The garden is stunning! I have never seen that many fountains in one place! Villa D'este is a special and very romantic place.
We were lucky to see & hear the hydraulic organ playing which is run by water and air only!

Visited June 2013
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