Villa D’Este

Our structure is only a few minutes walk from Villa d’Este (600 mt)

It is worth visiting the majestic Villa D’Este, a marvelous and enchanting monument, with its amazing fountains, once fed without the use of any mechanical device, but only by exploiting the natural pressure and the principle of communicating vessels; from the same you can admire the beautiful water games. that come out of it all the time.

The Villa, unique in its kind, is also equipped with 35,000 m2 of gardens, superb and well-kept, certainly the most enchanting in Italy; is a masterpiece of the Italian renaissance, it was built by the behest of Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este, governor of Tivoli; since 2001 it is part of the UNESCO heritages.

The villa’s protagonist is the wonderful garden, designed by the painter and architect Pirro Ligorio and realized by the court architect Alberto Galvani

Articulated between terraces, stairways, avenues and slopes, the garden is reminiscent of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, while the water supply system, with an aqueduct and a tunnel under the city, recalls the engineering skill of the Romans.

Among the most spectacular fountains, which most capture the visitor’s attention are:

The Hundred Fountains that flank the avenue 100 meters long. This evocative place has been the background to many films;

The Oval Fountain, the most baroque of the villa, in ancient times, in this fountain flowed the water of the Aniene, channeled through a canal;

The Fountain of the Dragons which, due to its central position, is the heart of the park.

Legend has it that this fountain was built in one night, as a tribute to the Pope, Gregory XIII, who was a guest of the villa and whose family crest, the Boncompagnis family, had as its symbol the winged dragons;

The Fountain of Neptune, surely the most impressive fountain is originally created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and restored in the XX century;

To complete the set, the Fountain of the Organ, which owes its name to the water mechanism placed inside it and which still today generates musical motifs that can be heard by visitors.

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