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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
+39 0774 312070
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All reviews day trip water features organ fountain ponte mammolo beautiful garden the bus every turn tiburtina station visiting rome worth the trip every corner cardinal ippolito the main attraction well worth the visit two hours breathtaking views public transport
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The rooms in the villa are amazing, beautiful ornate ceilings, each one different to the next. They really are beautiful. But my goodness, the gardens and the fountains are stunning! It’s unbelievable to think someone can design such an amazing layout of water features and...More

Thank Loraine69
Reviewed 2 days ago

A spectacular place on top of a hill with wonderful views and eccentric water features. The stopping train we took from Roma Termini spent more time stooped than moving. Maybe there are faster options...

Thank Jonesnic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really disappointing by what is supposed to be one of the most famous villas open to the public in Italy. Not well maintained and without a decent guide service to understand the importance and history of this monument. The devices you can rent...More

Thank bagamundendi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very tranquil place with beautiful Roman fountains and lush greenery all around. This villa is a perfect romantic spot.

Thank 806maritzac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply stunning. You cannot possibly go there and not junk it is absolutely amazing. The eater features are extravagant. It pained me a little that the marbles were ‘allegedly’ taken from Hadrian’s. Lila is the 16th century to be used in this piece of art...More

Thank M S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has been the highlight of my trip. The place is so peaceful and the sound of water made a very positive aura around! 😍

Thank neerishinir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful stop as we toured this area as part of a day trip with "All Around Italy." Our arranged local guide, Barbara, really provided an indepth explanation of the history of the gardens and enabled us to see all the highlights.

Thank BSinPNS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great afternoon at Villa d’Este. We were lucky enough to have found a bona fide Ph.D. to be our guide (kudos to the concierge at the Savoy in Rome). She suggested a trip to Tivoli. First, lunch at Sibilla (superb, and an...More

Thank miken806
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing to see. So much art and beauty, we didn’t get to see it all because we got there a little late. Highly recommend

Thank murphys_exception
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house is big, well, actually it is vast, built for a cardinal in the mid 16th century. To be a cardinal back then must have been really something judging from the expanse both of the house and the gardens. There is no furniture in...More

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Dee L
11 October 2018|
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Response from Jayemby | Reviewed this property |
Grab a coffee before you go in because there isn't a cafe inside. Plenty of places to eat in the town centre.
24 September 2018|
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Response from alessandrop661 | 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.