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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. Plan to visit Villa d'Este during your Tivoli vacation using our convenient Tivoli day trip planning tool.
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  • This was my favourite place I visited during my 10 day stay in Italy. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous, it is honestly like something from a movie. 
    This was my favourite place I visited during my 10 day stay in Italy. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous, it is honestly like something from a movie.  more »
  • This is a must see if you visit Tivoli - you can spend at least 1/2 a day. We loved it and will certainly be back. 
    This is a must see if you visit Tivoli - you can spend at least 1/2 a day. We loved it and will certainly be back.  more »
  • The garden with it’s fountains really is of genius proportions The way these guys managed the hills and integrated waterfalls and fountains leaves you in awe. I only gave a 4 because some features.....  more
    The garden with it’s fountains really is of genius proportions The way these guys managed the hills and integrated waterfalls and fountains leaves you in awe. I only gave a 4 because some features.....  more »
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  • This place is gorgeous! The gardens were the most impressive thing. Rooms inside the villa were cool, but once you've seen one, you've seen them all. I guess it's lost on me since I'm not the most appreciative of art. The gardens, however, we're beautiful and relaxing. There's a zillion fountains and water features and the deck views are very nice. Worth coming to Tivoli for.
  • A must-see UNESCO heritage site. It is highly recommended to spend at least 3 hours visiting the villa and gardens. The gardens are abundant with water, fountains, statues, ponds, flowers and lovely seating areas. The villa and gardens are spectacular and visiting them is a sheer pleasure. The level of preservation done at the place is exceptional. It can be reached in a 40-minute train ride from Trimini.
  • Villa has beautiful garden. Lot of fountains and various designs in fountains. I have never seen so many fountains at one place and in small area. Its perfect place away from Rome for spending wonderful day in gardens. You can buy tickets on the spot. There will be line but not much .. Waiting around 15-20 min.
  • Honestly my family and I just picked this tour not because we were interested in going but because we had a day without any activities while in Rome. We ended up booking it and the tour did not disappoint. Gardens were beautiful, landscape was impressive and just pure greenery all around that made picture taken very enjoyable. It was hot in the summer and you should carry a bottle of water especially since a lot of walking is involved.
  • We've been in Rome for 7 days now and this was hands down the most spectacular place we visited... It may not be the most historic... It's not as ancient as much of what you can see elsewhere, but the sheer beauty of it is something that has to be experienced to be understood. I could spend days in gardens like these.

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