Rest your eyes on the beauty and majesty of this extraordinary garden in Italy.
The Villa d’Este in Tivoli, with its palace and garden, is one of the most remarkable and comprehensive illustrations of Renaissance culture at its most refined.
Its innovative design along with the architectural components in the garden, from the fountains, ornamental basins, etc. make this a unique and beautiful example of an Italian 16th-century garden. The Villa d’Este, one of the first giardini delle meraviglie , and an early model for the development of European gardens.
About These Unique Gardens
Area: The ensemble composed of the palace and gardens forms an uneven quadrilateral and covers an area of about 4.5 ha. The Irregular Plan: The plan of the villa is irregular because the architect was obliged to make use of certain parts of the previous monastic building. The Garden: On the garden side the architecture of the palace is very simple: a long main body of three storeys, marked by bands, rows of windows, and side pavilions that barely jut out. The Fascade: This uniform facade is interrupted by an elegant loggia in the middle, with two levels and stair ramps, built by Raffaello da Firenze and Biasioto (1566-67). The lower level is decorated with the Fountain of Leda. The VIlla: The main rooms of the villa are arranged in rows on two floors and open on to the garden. The private apartment of the cardinal, consisting of four rooms, is on the same level as the courtyard, and the reception rooms, linked together at the back by a long corridor called the Manica Lunga, are on the lower level.