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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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  • Very quiet, if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Rome. There is a tour inside and then the gardens with shade and many spectacular sources. Admission is €8, we caught the Cotral bus from Rome at the station of Ponte Mamolo (€2.20) to Tivoli. It takes about 40 minutes. We went to visit Villa d'Este, in the tourist information point, they give you a map of the city and we were informed of another Villa, Villa Gregoriana. This last did not give us time to visit because we wanted to see Villa Adriana.
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  • Worth a visit this beautiful villa full of fountains, also good location almost at the entrance to Tivoli then left the villa you can also visit the charming town.
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  • This was an attraction that I really wanted to see. I talked my teenagers into going. Took the train from Rome and walked the 3/4 mile from the station to Villa d'Este. The one thing I had to do was s...  more »
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  • An exciting place worth visiting and seeing the interesting and beautiful fountains that function with natural water pressure instead of using machines. The gardens are great and we ask why are such structures no longer built in this period.
  • Amazing gardens and fountains. Great for relaxing and soaking in some of the XVII century splendor. Well worth the admission price + the train ticket. A breath of fresh air compared to the crowded piazzas of Roma.
  • It is easy to spend hours here walking around the gardens. The villa itself is large but the interior is not that exciting, except that it was built on top of something even older. The fountains and plants make for great photography.
  • Fantastic place to visit on a day-trip from Rome, particularly if you combine it with Villa Adriana. The gardens and water fountains are spectacular, all driven by gravity! The views are well worth it too. It can be hard to get to, but the Metro from Centrale combined with a bus will get you there.
  • Just amazing, beautiful site! The photos don't do it justice. There are so many little details you only catch if you're there.

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Where to stay in Tivoli

Tivoli is so close to Rome that you can easily explore it from one of the capital city's comfortable budget hotels. If you wish to stay in Tivoli itself, consider booking your room at a family-run inn, an affordable alternative to the area's more expensive big-chain hotels. Most of the city's hotels are located outside the historical town center, so if you want quick access to Tivoli's tourist sites, try to stay near a public bus or train station, or consider renting a car for the duration of your trip.
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