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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 3 days ago via mobile

The garden of Villa d'este is really beautiful. The fountains are incredible and the architecture of the garden and buildings is worth seeing. Its quite easy to reach from Rome by train. The walkway from the station was not very clearly marked and in the...More

Thank Seppo M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Villa surprised me with very detailed frescoes that was very interesting to explore, on varied themes from different times. Garden is very big with a lots of fountains and pretty views on the city. Good for a couple of hours walk.

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had been to the Villa d'Este several times before, but not recently. It was a beautiful sunny day and we were amazed at how beautiful the fountains were. Previously, many of the fountains were not working. There are still a number of the cascading...More

2  Thank luvroma2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular mechanical free water gardens. Well worth the trip. Amazing views, gardens, sculptures and water works.

Thank Nina A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to spend 2 hours going through all the beautiful rooms in the villa and the gardens which are filled with fantastic fountains and statues. If you don't like crowds, go early in the morning. Many tour bused stop for tours as the day goes...More

Thank hereford
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides generally allow inadequate time to properly view and appreciate this Villa and especially the magnificent garden which covers 4 levels.

Thank boose2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The engineering that makes the 100 fountains work out s astounding for the time that this villa was built. Getting in was a little hectic, as the line was long and it was Sunday, but our incredible Guide Gabriele from ThisisItaly tours got us in...More

Thank Kimberley R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnificent and spectacular fountains at every turn. Gardens and trees are lush and well-tended. We were there late on a weekday with only a few visitors. Magnificent views from the villa. There is a nice gift shop. Charge up your camera battery! Lots of steps....More

Thank helo-papa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fountains of the Villa d'Este are simply stunning. There are so many of them and the gardens are arranged so beautifully. I did not spend much time in the actual villa but what rooms I did look at were also striking. It is a...More

Thank Haley H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit. Lots to look at a reasonable price €8.00. You can spend all afternoon in the gardens and house.

Thank Phil E
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Joanna M
17 October 2017|
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Response from Lynn C | Reviewed this property |
We had about 2 hours I think but would advise taking a picnic and staying several hours as quite a steep walk but lots of places to sit. Beautiful place
1 October 2017|
Response from Thomas T | Reviewed this property |
the admission does not include a tour guide
Sue P
7 September 2017|
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Response from Heathersimba | Reviewed this property |
As stated before it is at the top. Plan extra time parking was not friendly.