Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Italy  /  Lazio  /  Province of Rome  /  Tivoli  /  Parks  /  Villa d'Este
Villa d'Este, Tivoli
(4.7/5 based on 3,800+ 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.
Create a full Tivoli itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Tivoli

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Tivoli by other users

33 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Province of Rome BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Province of Rome BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Province of Rome BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ROMANIA August, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Province of Rome BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Province of Rome BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Province of Rome BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Province of Rome BY A USER FROM ROMANIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The villa itself has several interesting decorated rooms. The big surprise though is the garden with lots of fountains. Some are not working now due to age but those that are are just amazing. There a...  more »
  • Walk through these gardens, heritage of humanity, is of those experiences that one should have a time in life...
    View original
  • I visited this villa during my holidays remain enchanted by the beautiful views, very nice villa with frescoed rooms. The garden, with its fountains, is something wonderful. Very interesting the fountain with the organ that plays at certain times of the day. Not to be missed
    View original
Google
  • 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.