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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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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
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
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
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
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
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!