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Villa d'Este

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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.
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Piazza Trento 5, 00019, Tivoli, Italy
+39 0774 312070
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All reviews day trip water features organ fountain beautiful garden ponte mammolo the bus every turn beautiful place numerous fountains tiburtina station cardinal ippolito visiting rome every corner worth the trip the main attraction well worth the visit central rome
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Just came back from a day trip to Tivoli from Rome. Villa d'Este is really amazing, especially due to the system if the fountains. It was an absolute highlight of the trip. Just a small hint: save yourself 4 EUR and don't take the audio...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank IgorTheTraveler
Reviewed today via mobile

Villa has few rooms open for public with beautiful wall/ceiling paintings. Hovever, the garden is what makes this place special. I have visited countless gardens around the world with my partner, but this goes to top 5 easily. Lot's of different, spectacular water fountains and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JukkaW
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Gardens are very beautiful. Building inside is ok but not great. Audio guide is poor quality, don’t throw away 4 eur.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mircea H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Breathtaking villa and magnificent gardens. We visited in the late afternoon on a very hot day to relish the coolness of the many fountains and ponds. We really enjoyed strolling this stunning place.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Megan R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing gardens with an incredible history, we went early evening which cast a soft light on the grounds truly breathtaking.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Lizzy H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s like been in paradise on earth. You could see fountains, flowers, trees, statues and alleys throughout the gardens, on an amphitheatric place. The view from the villa was spectacular. The impressive fountains were all over and on the main fountain, an organ is playing...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank lucasa768
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this villa about 15 years ago and I remembered it to beautiful. 15 years later it was still a stunning place with some great gardens and a lovely place to relax!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AlfLondon1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my second visit to Villa D'Este, the last one 10 years ago and it is still beautiful. It is well worth the visit as a day trip from Rome or staying in the beautiful old town of Tivoli. You need to be fairly...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank GloriaC395
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of our good friends raved about these lush gorgeous gardens so we knew we had to check it out. The gardens were first commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este an avid patron of the arts in the 16th century. Today the site is owned...More

Date of experience: May 2019
24  Thank charismi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a spectacular place. Visit early to avoid crowds ( and heat in summer). The water gardens are a wonderful array of water features. The statues and architecture are amazing. Inside the house is opulence from a previous time personified. Do not miss this!

Date of experience: August 2019
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June 18, 2019|
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Response from Misterlongbo | Reviewed this property |
We made the mistake of following the road signs after we went over the river which was a bit of a long way round. It’s about a 20 minute walk.
Dee L
June 12, 2019|
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Response from Cherie B | Reviewed this property |
No tour Dee- not necessary, just enter the gardens and wander!