Villa d'Este grounds include a masterpiece of Italian garden design with an amazing concentration of fountains, nymphaea, grottoes, water themes and a organ which produces audible effects created by water.
This is the place where, disillusioned at not having been elected as Pope, Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este revived the splendour of the courts of Ferrara, Rome and Fointanebleau, and brought the magnificence of Villa Adriana back to life.
The Villa had almost been completed by the time Ippolito d’Este died in 1572 and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001.
The appointment is 15 minutes before the visiting time, at the ticket office of Villa d'Este.
Visitors enter from Piazza Trento, obligatory exit from Piazza Campitelli.
10.45am and 3.00pm (purchasable only at the ticket office)
From 2 to 8 January,
10.30, 12.15 and 15.00
From 9 January to 12 March
Saturday and Sunday,
10.30 and 12.15
per singoli in calendarioavailable in Italian
Piazza Trento, 5 - Tivoli (RM)