Discover one of Italy's finest examples of Renaissance architecture at Villa d'Este. In historic Tivoli, the residence offers a glimpse of the art and culture of 16th-century Italy with a grand palace and 4.5 hectares (11 acres) of gardens. Tour the palace apartments to admire the vaulted ceilings and frescoes. Stroll through the Italian Renaissance gardens with its many fountains and historic monuments. Plan to visit Villa d'Este during your Tivoli vacation using our convenient Tivoli day trip planning tool.
Tours To Villa d'Este
Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $85
Duration: 7 hours
Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Trip from Rome BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $74
Duration: 4 hours
Tivoli Day Trip from Rome with Lunch Including Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $133
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Villa d'Este Reviews
This day was the highlight of our visit to Rome. We'd been to Rome a lot and had not taken the time to head here. I visited when I was 12 years old so I was overdue to see it again. We hired a... more »
A lot of fountains on the property. Some of the fountains are inoperative (no water flowing) but still worth a visit if you have time. You will need at least half a day if you are staying in Rome. more »
Beautiful gardens and magnificent fountains. A great place to take photos. The villa itself is absolutely stunning. However for the €13 entry I expected all the fountains to be working. There were quite a few not functioning. They only take cash and it can be tricky to find an ATM so be prepared. Also parking can be difficult so you have to plan your day early to be able to park nearby.
Villa d’Este cannot be missed! These gardens are built into a hill surrounded by the sweet little town of Tivoli. They are made up of countless stunning fountains and romantic ponds — you won’t be able to resist taking some family photos. Do note that the gardens are not stroller friendly, but it is doable. If I were to do it again, I would have brought our baby carrier. Some people told us that they were because there is an elevator and some ramps, but the elevator only goes down a few levels, and the ramps are more like very small and slopes stairs. Like I said, if you want to bring the stroller it’s doable, but if it’s an easy choice I’d bring a carrier. Also Tivoli is such a sweet town with breathtaking views, I wish I’d known! I might have stayed the night.
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