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Villa d'Este Private Tour from Rome

Villa d Este Tivoli Garden Tour from Rome
Duration
Duration 5 hours
Type
Family Tours
Calendar
Daily

With your private chauffeured vehicle at disposal for your excursion tour, you can book a private half-day tour from Rome in the morning or the afternoon to see Villa d'Este in Tivoli with your own private guide.

Learning about the history, legacy, and impact of the gardens of Villa d'Este on the advancement of garden design across Europe is possible through a private tour of the property with an expert guide.

Enjoy a tour of the lovely grounds at Villa d'Este with your knowledgeable, certified guide. This garden is regarded as one of the best examples of an Italian Renaissance garden because of the abundance of fountains it contains.

Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este ordered the construction of the Villa d'Este, which is a priceless illustration of a sixteenth-century Italian garden because to its astonishing concentration of fountains, nymphaeums, caves, and water features.

The gardens of Villa d'Este served as a widely imitated example for European gardens in the Mannerist and Baroque styles. The Avenue of One Hundred Fountains featuring of 300 water jets over three levels, and the Fountain of the Water Organ that fascinated Pope Gregory XIII during his visit in 1573, are essential stops on your personalized tour.

It is regarded as the pinnacle of Italian Renaissance gardens, and Unesco has added it to the list of world heritage sites to acknowledge the significance of these gardens throughout history.

 



HIGHLIGHTS:
•    Pick up at your hotel in Rome centre
•    Visit the stunning gardens and spectacular fountains of Villa D’Este Unesco World Heritage Site with your own expert guide 
•    Drop off at your hotel in Rome centre

 

DETAILS

 

Duration:
5 hours

Start Time Private Tour:  
Morning Tour or Afternoon Tour: you can require whatever start time you like.

Meeting Point:
At the lobby of your hotel in Rome or to be decided at the confirmation

Inclusion:
Private expert and licensed guide in Tivoli
Private Mercedes E series car (1-2 persons)
Private Mercedes Minivan (3 -6 Persons)
Professional English speaking driver.

Exclusions:
Gratuities (optional)
Admission ticket fees to Villa d'Este (approx 15 Euro per person payable locally)

Notes:
More of 6 persons rates on request.

 


F.A.Q.


  • What is the famous water garden near Rome?


Villa d'Este is a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture and garden design. Here are some more details about this remarkable site:

1. History: Villa d'Este was commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, who was the governor of Tivoli and the grandson of Pope Alexander VI, in the 16th century. Construction began in 1550 on the site of a former Benedictine monastery. The villa was intended to be a luxurious retreat and a symbol of the cardinal's wealth and power.

2. Architectural Features: The villa itself is an architectural gem, featuring a combination of Renaissance and Mannerist styles. Its facade is adorned with frescoes, sculptures, and decorative elements. Inside, visitors can explore lavish rooms decorated with intricate stucco work and frescoes.

3. Gardens and Water Features: The highlight of Villa d'Este is its magnificent gardens, which cover several acres of land. Designed by the renowned architect Pirro Ligorio, the gardens are a masterpiece of landscaping and hydraulic engineering. They feature a series of terraces connected by winding paths, adorned with lush vegetation, flower beds, and ancient Roman statues.

4. Fountains and Waterfalls: What truly sets Villa d'Este apart are its elaborate water features. The gardens are adorned with more than 500 fountains, waterfalls, and water jets, creating a symphony of sound and motion. The most famous fountain is the Fountain of Neptune, which stands at the center of the garden and features a colossal statue of Neptune surrounded by water jets.

5. Influence and Legacy: Villa d'Este had a profound influence on garden design in Europe and beyond. Its innovative use of water and its integration of architecture and nature inspired countless other gardens and parks. Today, it is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and continues to attract visitors from around the world who come to admire its beauty and historical significance.

Overall, Villa d'Este is not only a stunning example of Renaissance architecture and garden design but also a testament to the creativity and ingenuity of the people who created it. It remains a beloved destination for art lovers, history enthusiasts, and anyone who appreciates the beauty of nature.


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