Villa d’Este in Tivoli is a masterpiece of Italian Renaissance and it is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001.
The reasons of the enclosure were:
1. Villa d’Este is one of the outstanding examples of Renaissance culture at its height.
2. The gardens of Villa d’Este has profoundly influenced the development and design of gardens throughout Europe.
3. The principles of design and aesthetics of the Renaissance are presented in an exceptional manner by the gardens of Villa d’Este.
4. The gardens of Villa d’Este are among the first and the most ‘refined’ Garden of Wonders and symbolize the flowering of Renaissance culture.
Last year it was recognized for the uniqueness of the garden, but also for its accessibility, for the maintenance, as well as for its modernity and efficiency “as the” most beautiful park in Europe, at the first European edition of the competition launched in the 90s in the USA by Briggs & Stratton.
Subject of major restoration work (two years ago were completed work costing around 13 million euros), the villa is full of monuments and above all the beautiful fountains: 500 are those realized by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Among the most unique and famous monuments not to be missed during the visit: the Viale delle Cento Fontane (Avenue of the Hundred Fountains), pouring in the same channel water jets of various forms and extents, the Spianata delle Tre Peschiere and the Fontana del Bicchierone, shaped like a cup supported by a shell.
Call Center: 199,766,166 (number from all over Italy to reserve tickets, guided tours, school groups, educational visits)
Phone from abroad (no info): 0039.0445.230310
There is a tour service for the villa and the garden.
Groups must book visits at least five working days in advance by contacting the above numbers
– Guided tours in Italian (max. 25 persons) € 90. Each additional person € 3.50. Max. 50 people.
– Guided tours in foreign languages (English, French, German, Spanish) (max 25 people) € 110. Each additional person € 3.50. Max. 50 people.
The villa is equipped for disabled.
How to reach Villa d’Este:
By Car: Highway A24, exit at Tivoli;
By Train: Rome-Pescara, Station Tivoli;
By Bus: Cotral Rome-Tivoli line (terminus of Rome, metro station Ponte Mammolo stop Tivoli: Largo United Nations).
January 8,30- 16,00 17.00
February 8,30- 16,30 17.30
March 8,30- 17,15 18.15
April 8.30- 18.30 19.30
May, June, July August 8,30- 18,45 19.45
September 8,30- 18,15 19.15
October 8,30- 17,30 18.30
November, December 8,30- 16,00 17.00
Every Monday and 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.
around € 10,00 – reduced € 6.75
The hydraulic organ of the Fontana dell’Organo is activated daily, starting from 10.30, every two hours.
The Fontana della Civetta is put into operation every day, starting at 10.00, every two hours.