Villa D’Este in Tivoli: renaissance fountains glory

Discover Villa D’Este, an unmissable renaissance jewel, only thirty minutes from Rome


Villa d’Este, with its fabulous palace, garden and fountains, is one of the most remarkable Italian Renaissance accomplishments, and, in my view, an incredibly romantic place, especially when visited after sunset. It is located in the small town of Tivoli, 30 km from Rome.

This short aerial video was entirely made using a little drone – courtesy of Tivoli Touring.

Villa d’Este displays an incredible concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottoes, plays of water, and music (water powered!) and is a unique example of an Italian XVI century garden. It is rather far from traditional touristic itineraries, and it’s about one/one and a half hours from Rome. For these reasons, it never gets very crowded, and if you go thee during week days, chances are that you will be nearly alone.

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During summer time, Villa d’Este is opened also after sunset, and that’s pure magic!

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The trip to Villa d’Este can be combined with a visit of Villa Adriana, the amazing remains of emperor Adrian’s magnificent villa.

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