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Address: Piazza Trento 5, 00019, Tivoli, Italy
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08:30 - 19:00
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Started by architect and historian, Pirro Liggori in 1549, for Cardinal...

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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Recently visited Villa d'Este and loved it. The gardens are amazing and definitely worth a day visiting. The travelling from Rome (Termini) to Tivoli does not take long at all and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Telford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was expecting great things from our visit here but we felt very deflated, not sure if it was because we had thunder storms and torrential rain on the day we visited.

Thank Donna B
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently visited Villa d'Este and loved it. The gardens are amazing and definitely worth a day visiting. The travelling from Rome (Termini) to Tivoli does not take long at all and cost about €3.00, it took 30 mins to get there but was a little tricky finding the place as it is not sign posted that well in the town... More 

Thank Tom W
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I never tire of visiting Villa D'Este. The magnitude of the sheer beauty is incredible. I adore the gardens and the fountains. Too beautiful for words. It is truly a must visit when in Tivoli!

1 Thank granddamme
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The originality of this garden consists of the fact that it includes an impressive number of wells, waterfalls,water pools, grottos, water games fired by the Aniene River near the city, which was deflected one kilometer to provide the necessary water, the whole system running without pumps . Moreover, some of the fountains emit musical sounds or bird trills, being designed... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the great fortune to enter the garden at one of the special evening openings. This was in May for the International museums day. Villa d'Este opened at 7pm and we enjoyed a beautiful sunset while strolling through the gardens. We entered a second time in the early morning hours (they open from 8.30am) to enjoy the different light... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Even in the rain, the gardens & fountains here are beautiful. The palazzo was interesting but the gardens and fountains are the main reason to visit. Around every corner is another unique fountain that is hard to believe they could create that long ago.

1 Thank Sandy817
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Villa itself is beautiful with intricate wall paintings in each room, but wait till you see the grounds. It feels like a little piece of heaven strolling from one lovely fountain to the next.

1 Thank John F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see if you are in Tivoli. The gardens are amazing there is water everywhere from fountains, coming out of walls, flowing channels everywhere. Great place for photos.

1 Thank Kevlah
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived by train from Rome termini station. The journey has pretty views and is easy and cheap. There is a short walk from the station to the gardens. When we got there there was a large queue, so we looked around the town and waited for the queue to shrink. It didn't. The queue was worth it though. The... More 

1 Thank MKA_UK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a private ride out to the villa, which was very nice. There is no restaurant at the Villa anymore, but there are several nearby in town. Although the dwelling is nice, the grounds are the highlight of this Villa. Be sure to time your visit to the fountains. They are spectacular!

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