Villa D’Este Tivoli
Tivoli Fountains Villa D’Este
Villa D’Este Tivoli Tour can begin in Rome or directly in Tivoli, departing from Rome we drive the highway A 24 and we arrive in the valley of Tivoli where the famous quarries of Travertine are still active.
Going along the Tiburtina road we reach the town and its central Garibaldi square. Nearby, we can admire the Castle “Rocca Pia” built by Pope Pius II in 1461.
A few metres far from there we enter the Villa D’Este Tivoli, residence of Cardinal Ippolito II Este, son of Lucrezia Borgia.
The residence, decorated with XVI century frescoes, is famous because of its fountains working with the natural pressure of the water.
Villa d’Este is a 16th-century villa in Tivoli, very famous for its terraced hillside Italian Renaissance garden and especially for its profusion of fountains. It is now an Italian state museum, and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
The fame of the Villa d’Este Tivoli, was established by its extraordinary system of 50 fountains and nymphaeums, 250 water jets and waterfalls, all working entirely by the force of gravity, without pumps.
Pirro Ligorio was responsible for the iconographic programs worked out in the villa’s frescos, he was assisted by Claude Venard, who was the most skilled manufacturer of hydraulic organs of the XVI century.
The tour will finish in your Hotel.
The tour can be modified and adapted to every demand.