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Villa d'Este, Tivoli

(4.7/5 based on 4,000+ reviews on the web)
Discover one of Italy's finest examples of Renaissance architecture at Villa d'Este. In historic Tivoli, the residence offers a glimpse of the art and culture of 16th-century Italy with a grand palace and 4.5 hectares (11 acres) of gardens. Tour the palace apartments to admire the vaulted ceilings and frescoes. Stroll through the Italian Renaissance gardens with its many fountains and historic monuments. Work out when and for how long to visit Villa d'Este and other Tivoli attractions using our handy Tivoli trip builder.
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  • Accessible from Rome in less than an hour by train to 2.60 euros, this villa is an architectural gem. Its Park with fountains help to fully relax and enjoy the tranquility, away from the tourist crowds of Rome. We get lost with pleasure, and discovered every corner a new fountain or floral arrangement that amazes. See at all costs!
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  • Very beautiful Villa (Park) km in 20-minute walk from Rome. If you came to Rome, then be sure to visit this beautiful park. We were there in February (not immediately posted, and now when filling out a report February 2016 years not "chosen", so May put:). everything green, fountains, waterfalls all water moves without pumps or electricity. Beautiful. Didn't come very early, but could not tourist season, there were very few tourists. of the s-Bahn in Tivoli we also left a couple of Japanese/Chinese and all. But then the truth is the people of Park was added. Recommend visit I think you will not regret.
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  • The Villa is just a fairy tale! We came to the opening, there was almost no people that really liked it. Peter Villa, perceiving her and decided to build the Peterhof. Fountains, Park, a sea of flowers-all only rave reviews!
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  • This is a really nice Villa with a lot of fountains and a huge garden. At first you think, it costs a bit much, so how could can it be? But it's worth it! You can walk down the whole hill, hundreds of fountains and ponds. With a very nice view as well. Unfortunately you need to walk back up the hill to get out of the garden.
  • I have never been to a more stunning, beautiful and romantic place. Villa d'Este was the second garden of the day that we had visited, and Rome definitely saved the best until last. Due to spending a lot of the day at Hadrian's Villa, it was quite late when we arrived at Villa d'Este. This made for a spectacular moment, when we watched the sunset over Italy from a high point on the grounds. We visited about two hours before closing, which meant that it almost felt like we had the garden to ourselves, as there weren't many people about. We wondered the grounds at our own pace taking in every sight, smell, and sound. It was truly memorable. Villa d'Este is A MUST DO, no question.
  • Very interesting place. A baroque styled house that in incredible on it's own, but then leads you into a huge garden area filled with a multitude of fountains and statues. You can do this on your own w/o a guide. IT will take about 3-4 hours max.
  • A 1500s estate, with an amazing collection of fountains and gardens! Try to stay for sunset, and you will be rewarded with a beautiful sunset directly over Vatican City and Saint Peter's Basilica
  • It is an amazing place, with beautiful fountains. It has classic art gallery within it. It takes almost 3/4th day to enjoy this place, hence plan accordingly.