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Villa d'Este, Tivoli

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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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  • We just went out from villa d'Este! We're excited about not only the villa full of history but also of the wonderful garden that surrounds it and makes it a unique attraction that involves you taking you back in time ... must see!
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  • A beautiful building located in Tivoli. Beautiful gardens and historic Interior, but well preserved.
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  • Simply in love with each source, the garden was what that me liked, pity I went in winter porq the cold nonne allowed to enjoy the different gardens... each frozen hand was worth to take photos
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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.