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Villa d'Este, Tivoli

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Must see · World heritage site · Garden · Nature / Park
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. Plan to visit Villa d'Este during your Tivoli vacation using our convenient Tivoli day trip planning tool.
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  • It was awesome. Very strong taste in design. Highly recommended . The entrance ticket was 10€. They need to offer students discount on my opinion  more »
  • Garden of Villa d'Este was the most astonishing garden I have ever visited. September late evening with sunset, no other visitors at that moment and friendly orange tomcat added it wonderfull mood.  more »
  • Recently I have booked a room at Villa d'este for my valued clients. It wasn't their first time at the hotel , they really liked the service, restaurants, beautiful park and so on and were always...  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens and magnificent fountains. A great place to take photos. The villa itself is absolutely stunning. However for the €13 entry I expected all the fountains to be working. There were quite a few not functioning. They only take cash and it can be tricky to find an ATM so be prepared. Also parking can be difficult so you have to plan your day early to be able to park nearby.
  • Villa d’Este cannot be missed! These gardens are built into a hill surrounded by the sweet little town of Tivoli. They are made up of countless stunning fountains and romantic ponds — you won’t be able to resist taking some family photos. Do note that the gardens are not stroller friendly, but it is doable. If I were to do it again, I would have brought our baby carrier. Some people told us that they were because there is an elevator and some ramps, but the elevator only goes down a few levels, and the ramps are more like very small and slopes stairs. Like I said, if you want to bring the stroller it’s doable, but if it’s an easy choice I’d bring a carrier. Also Tivoli is such a sweet town with breathtaking views, I wish I’d known! I might have stayed the night.
  • Villa d'Este is definitely fascinating with it's magnificent fountains and wonderful gardens. Marvellous villa, located in the center of Tivoli within few steps from the main square. Parking could be a bit tricky as finding an available space around the area isn't always easy. A place worthy visiting.
  • Has to be one of Italy's most beautiful gardens! The entrance is in the centre of the town, there's a bus from Rome that suits close by, but it's not near the train station. The villa is nice, but the gardens are incredible. Built on levels down the side of a hill, all the fountains work on natural pressure using different sized pipes. You need to be able to walk up and down lots of steps to get to the bottom and back up to the entrance
  • Quite the attraction for fountains, be prepared for lots of steps and vistas and on hot summer days pauses to stay in the shady areas. Parking here can be tricky if you drive so plan with plenty of time. Plan at least an hour here, probably 2.

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