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Villa D'Este

Piazza Trento, 5, 00019 Tivoli RM, Italy
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A palace fit for an (almost) Pope Tivoli  Italy
Discovering the fountains in at Villa D'Este Tivoli  Italy
A palace fit for an (almost) Pope Tivoli  Italy
Discovering the fountains in at Villa D'Este Tivoli  Italy

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A palace fit for an (almost) Pope

When Cardinal Ippolito d'Este narrowly lost the Papal election, he assuaged his frustrations by embellishing a spectacular villa in Tivoli, a village in the hills east of Rome. The villa itself was brilliantly outfitted in 16th century frescoes, while the gardens were the highest achievement of hydraulic engineering for the age.

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Discovering the fountains in at Villa D'Este

From the entrance, the villa looks totally unassuming. But as soon as my fiance and I walked through the gate, we discovered this fountain and promptly had to pick our jaws up off the ground...