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Villa d'Este

Piazza Trento 5, 00019, Tivoli, Italy
+39 0774 312070
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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
+39 0774 312070
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see place near rome. The villa is wonderful, but the gardens areoutstanding. We wandered around the picturesque roads of Tivoli, feeling that we were in another century.

Thank rv97trip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are glad that we had visited this 16th Century World Heritage Villa, thanks to an old couple who sat besides us at a restaurant to recommend this beautiful The fountains, the gardens, the pond and the plants in this compound was...More

Thank Clanceroy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of our outings from central Rome. It cost us just 8 euro by train round trip for both of us. Take your time inside all of the rooms are beautiful. The gardens are not to be missed. Walk all around to just...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the mid to late C 16 two wealthy Cardinals and a nobleman created a cluster of three of the world's great water-animated gardens: Villa Lante, Villa Caprarola and Bomarzo. The first two are still water animated the third, Bomarzo, has lost its water systems...More

Thank DrLIndsay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the afternoon here. It's well worth a visit. Note: We wanted the audio tour and they asked for our passports - which we didn't have with us - so we had to leave a 50 Euro deposit for each unit.

Thank kevincusack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit with our son and niece - and very happy dog - to the wonderful fountains in the gardens of Villa d’Este. Perfect fall day, not too crowded and topped off with a great lunch at Cafe Ristorante Villa d’Este.

Thank Tina50tag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was worth our while to make the effort to visit Villa D'este from Rome. The gardens and fountains are terrific and it is located high up, so there are great views as well. Worth seeing if you have the time.

Thank frankb8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you fancy a change of pace from bustling Rome, enjoy a leisurely escape for a morning stroll in beautiful Tivoli. You must discover the Roman countryside with its perfect mix of history and nature as you wander around the stunning gardens and fountains and...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This hill side Italian Renaissance garden and it’s amazing fountains once built by Cardinal Ippolito ll d Este in 1509- 1572. 16 Th century villa has beautiful wall and ceiling paintings. A day tour from Rome could visit all sites in Tivoli. A big tourist...More

Thank Rambo380
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Villa is great with all its gardens and fountains!! We've been here drove by a Van all the way from Rome. It takes an hour to reach it but it's so nice!! Cost is 8€, so not so expensive, and you have a chance...More

Thank Gianni D
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30 November 2017|
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Response from curryking | Reviewed this property |
The gardens aren't floral & the main attraction is the fountains. I don't think that it will make any difference going in December. I do hope you enjoy your trip to Rome.
Melissa F
Hi there- we were hoping to visit Villa d'Este on Nov 5 -first sunday. It appears that you are unable to purchase tix for this day. I'm assuming it's because it's the first Sunday of the month and therefore free ..per a website (unable to post the link though!). I'm just looking to confirm before riding bus there. :) Additionally, I've heard how on the free Sundays, the lines can be extremely long (at least for Rome attractions). Does anyone know if this is the case for the Villas in Tivoli (Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa). Last question. I'm assuming it would be best from Rome to go to Villa d'Este first and then backtrack to Hadrian's Villa and then head back to Rome. Or should I go first to Hadrian's Villa, then Villa d'Este and back to Rome. It seems everyone has their preference for whether they take a train or bus...confusing which one is best!
25 October 2017|
Response from Rosalie M | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I went to Hadrian's villa and Villa D'este with a tour company so I purchased my ticket through the tour company. We went to Hadrian's villa first and then to Villa d'este. Queues can be very long in Rome but... More
Joanna M
17 October 2017|
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Response from Alex B |
We've spent two and a half hours there and have seen all frescoes and waterfalls with no rush