a tale of a few cities

Villa d’Este

Posted in italia by petercombe on November 12, 2008

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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 (fountains, ornamental basins, etc.) make this a unique example of an Italian 16th-century garden. The Villa d’Este, one of the first giardini delle meraviglie, was an early model for the development of European gardens.

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En-route to Rome we stopped in Tivoli to visit the gardens at Villa d’Este. The above photos are in sequence as we strolled and marvelled at the beauty. Years ago my brother, his wife and I went to vist the gardens but unfortunately they were closed. I really wanted to see some grottos while visiting Italy this time and am glad we had the opportunity. The pictures are from about half of our visit there.

 

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  1. Saskia said, on November 13, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    The gardens in Tivoli look stunning!!


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