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Villa d'Este

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Started by architect and historian, Pirro Liggori in 1549, for Cardinal Ippolito dEste, this famous villa estate is one of the finest examples of Renaissance residence and garden architecture and design.
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Piazza Trento 5, 00019, Tivoli, Italy
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All reviews day trip water features organ fountain ponte mammolo beautiful garden the bus every turn cardinal ippolito numerous fountains tiburtina station visiting rome worth the trip every corner the main attraction well worth the visit two hours breathtaking views
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Reviewed yesterday

Spectacular villa and gardens. Book online. You travel from Roma Tiburtina, and the train takes about an hour to Tivoli. With Hadrian's Villa and lunch at L'Angolino di Mirko, this makes a great day trip form Rome.

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Reviewed yesterday

Cardinal d’Este, grandson of Pope Alexander 6 (the former Rodrigo Borgia) and son of Lucrizia Borgia had this elegant Villa built after trying six times to get elected Pope, without success. This Villa, built in the 1500s is quite impressive. It’s most interesting feature is...More

Thank Claire G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved the villa but compared to intact amazing villas in Rome it stacks up but had fallen into disrepair in its history and lost some art. The views and gardens are spectacular and it is great to then walk around town or see Hadrian’s...More

Thank Harvey C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took a day trip from Rome by train to Tivoli. Note: from Roma termini (The main station) if you buy a ticket to Tivoli which we did you have to take the metro to the Rome Tiburtina station and since the train to Tivoli...More

Thank JimOly
Reviewed 2 days ago

To describe how magnificent this place is would be almost impossible. The train journey out was an experience in itself. A cancelled train, two Chinese tourists, a local called Fabio and three young trainee priests, coupled with two Scots made for a great story to...More

Thank George T
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Villa d'Este is a 16th-century villa in Tivoli, near Rome, famous for its fountains. It is now listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. The Villa d’Este is one of the most outstanding examples of Renaissance culture at its apogee. The gardens of the...More

Thank Satinder_Panesar
Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to take a trip from Rome to visit the Villa d'Este see the Tivoli gardens. The train trip there made me wish I'd stayed in Rome (luckily the return trip was much more efficient) but once I saw the gardens the train faded...More

Thank Pamela D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had wanted to visit this garden ever since we saw it on the Monty Don tv show and we were not disappointed. The Villa itself was interesting with its ancient frescos, but the views from the balconies overlooking the garden kept distracting us. The...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

UNESCO World Heritage as this villa is the Most famous Renaissance villa: the House itself is beautifully decorated with frecos, but it is its gardens which are truly outstanding with its fountains- a truly magical place not to be missed

Thank Birte L
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you’re visiting Italy this is a must. You can book a tour or hire headphones when you arrive. The grounds and the house is impeccable, the history well documented in Italian and English in each room. Make sure you leave a few hours to...More

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Dee L
11 October 2018|
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Response from Georgios G | Reviewed this property |
Of course! There are a lot of nice restaurants. I could suggest "Il Ciocco".
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24 September 2018|
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Response from alessandro p | Reviewed this property |
I think there is local guide only for villa adriana and for me is available on the day..... for villa d'este there is only a ticket to visit building and garden. ticket is for visit villa d'este and also tempio ercole... More
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Karin P
21 September 2018|
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Response from Littlelucys | Reviewed this property |
I think it was €10 (no more than €15) with the usual discounts for students under 25. No idea about picnics though.
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