Villa D’Este – Tivoli

Tivoli - Villa D'Este  - fountain

Villa D’Este in Tivoli is a great attraction to visit from Rome.  The villa belonged to Cardinal Ippolito d’Este who was the son of Lucrezia Borgia and Alfonso d’Este and was built in 1550. The interior of the extravagant building is richly decorated with beautiful frescoes and fountains but the main attraction of the site is the amazing garden.

The terraced garden has an abundance of shady trees and spectacular fountains.  There are numerous paths to follow that guide you through stunning vistas and unique water displays.  There is a fountain dedicated to Rome called Rometta.  The water display recreates the monuments of Rome.  There is the Bicchierone, a fountain by Bernini.  Many fountains offer water displays at various times of the day.  A schedule of the displays can be found at the entrance. Another highlight is the Hundred fountains path with its amazing cascading waters.    You can find historical information about the garden and the fountains throughout.

Villa d’Este is the perfect summer day trip from Rome with its shady trees and freshness from the cold water of the numerous fountains.

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Villa D’Este – Tivoli

Tivoli - Villa D'Este  - fountain

Villa D’Este in Tivoli is a great attraction to visit from Rome.  The villa belonged to Cardinal Ippolito d’Este who was the son of Lucrezia Borgia and Alfonso d’Este and was built in 1550. The interior of the extravagant building is richly decorated with beautiful frescoes and fountains but the main attraction of the site is the amazing garden.

The terraced garden has an abundance of shady trees and spectacular fountains.  There are numerous paths to follow that guide you through stunning vistas and unique water displays.  There is a fountain dedicated to Rome called Rometta.  The water display recreates the monuments of Rome.  There is the Bicchierone, a fountain by Bernini.  Many fountains offer water displays at various times of the day.  A schedule of the displays can be found at the entrance. Another highlight is the Hundred fountains path with its amazing cascading waters.    You can find historical information about the garden and the fountains throughout.

Villa d’Este is the perfect summer day trip from Rome with its shady trees and freshness from the cold water of the numerous fountains.

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