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A little while back we wrote an article about Hadrian’s Villa in the town of Tivoli. It is an absolutely amazing site for people to visit especially if you love ruins and architecture but did you know Hadrian’s Villa inspired a Renaissance villa called Villa d’Este?
Villa d’Este is perhaps most known for its amazing fountains and when Alex and I visited Hadrian’s Villa we also decided to spend the other half of the afternoon exploring the gardens. You can explore the villa itself but it is really known for its grounds and the fact that it has sweeping views of the Roman countryside.
Tivoli is easily reached from Rome by train and is definitely worth the trek out there, even to just spend the afternoon exploring the grounds of the villa and perhaps having a glass of wine on the terrace. 🙂
Have you ever visited Tivoli? What did you think of the gardens at the Villa d’Este?