Villa d’Este, wonderful waterfalls in Tivoli

Villa d’Este, together with Villa Adriana are the most amazing villas to visit in Tivoli, half an hour from Rome. Famous for its terraced hillside Italian Renaissance garden and especially for its profusion of fountains, Villa d’Este is the perfect destination especially on a hot summer afternoon.

Rome is a city full of wonders, ancient roman ruins and with a great history. The roman empire with its humongous expansion during the centuries, spread culture and engineering technologies in all the cities and colonies. Fountains and viaducts were part of these technologies and luckily for us, they have been developed and kept in the past centuries. Tivoli had been a popular summer residence since ancient Roman times due to its altitude, cooler temperatures and its proximity to the Villa Hadriana, the summer residence of the Emperor Hadrian I.

The fame and glory of the Villa d’Este was above all established by its extraordinary system of fountains; fifty-one fountains and nymphaeums, 398 spouts, 364 water jets, 64 waterfalls, and 220 basins, fed by 875 meters of canals, channels and cascades, and all working entirely by the force of gravity, without pumps. “A waterfall cannot be silent, just as the wisdom! When they speak, the voice of power speaks!” A walk in late afternoon is a relaxing and enchanting experience; between the beautifully kept gardens and the hum of the falling water, under the protecting shadow of the trees. The great diversity of the shapes and colors, levels and greenery make Villa d’Este an unmissable destination even if you have only a few days in Rome. And the dogs enjoyed it too! 🙂

Quote by Mehmet Murat ildan