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  • Enjoy entry to Villa d'Este, located in Tivoli, an hour away from Rome.
  • This 16th-century structure is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and something that you cannot miss visiting.
  • Find here landscaped gardens, lavish fountains, statues, and grottoes that will take your breath away.
  • Villa d'Este was built for Ippolito d'Este, the 16th-century cardinal, and statesman.
  • Your ticket will allow you to explore this awe-inspiring building inside and out, a much-copied model for European gardens.
  • Admire its impressive gardens, stroll along paths circled enveloped by statues, and listen to the tinkling of water from the fountains on its endless terraces.
  • Inside the villa, see stunning wall-to-wall frescoes in lavish halls and rooms.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Villa d’Este Reopens Post COVID-19

After being closed for over three months due to the pandemic, Villa d'Este has reopened from 27 May 2020, following all the safety rules and guidelines laid out by the authorities to ensure a safe visit for all its guests.

COVID Safety Measures & Guidelines At Villa d’Este

  • Visitors are requested to carry proof of full vaccination as they will be required to present it at the time of admission.
  • The site enforces the mandatory use of face masks.
  • At the time of entrance, visitors will be subjected to Temperature checks through a thermal scanner without exception.
  • All the touchpoints and areas of the attraction are routinely sanitized.
  • To ensure the safety of the visitors, social distancing guidelines are to be followed.
  • For visitors’ safety and proper management, visitor groups are limited to a small number. This is why visitors are requested to book their tickets in advance by purchasing tickets online.

Why Visit Villa d’Este?

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  • Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001, Villa d’Este is a historic building that was built for the Governor of Tivoli, Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este, in the 16th century and showcases the rich luxury of Renaissance culture.
  • Villa D Este Tivoli has breathtakingly lush gardens that were an inspiration, followed by other European gardens.
  • Its massive halls are adorned with frescoed ceilings and walls by the best Mannerist painters of its time.
  • Every corner of Villa D Este is decked with colorful frescoes, splendid fountains, majestic statues, ornamental basins, flourishing gardens, and awe-inspiring grottoes. It also offers the best views of the Italian countryside.

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  • With these tickets, make the best use of your time exploring the Villa d'Este which now serves as an Italian state museum. Get access to the historically rich Italian Renaissance garden that houses beautiful fountains, and marvel at the architecture, designs, landscapes, and concepts, which happens to be a true work of art.
  • With this Villa d'Este ticket, get to explore this 16th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been a source of inspiration for European gardens over the years.
  • Take your time exploring the beautiful landscape and structures of the Villa d'Este and its vibrant gardens. Get access to the awe-inspiring building and get to admire the impressive structure, lavishly decorated halls, wall-to-wall frescoes, and rooms.

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Book your tickets online to enjoy great deals and discounts on your Villa d'Este tickets. With valid photo ID, children aged 18 and below can enter the site for free, while EU adults aged 18 to 25 get to enjoy reduced prices on Villa d'Este tickets.

Villa d’Este Highlights

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Villa

Entrance to Villa d'Este is through a doorway on Piazza Trento, adjacent to the Church of Santa-Maria Maggiore. The main building is divided into 2 floors wherein the top floor is the living quarters of the self-indulgent d’Este. The lower floor opens up to an unending series of halls, each with its own religious or historical theme.

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Courtyard

Today, the courtyard stands at the same place as the cloister of the original convent upon which Villa d'Este is built. Its most striking feature is the fountain of Venus by Raffaelo Sangallo, showcasing a remarkable statue of the sleeping Venus. The fountain is straddled by Doric columns and topped with a marble bust of the Roman emperor Constantine.

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Salon

The salon offers uninterrupted views of the billowing garden below. The vaulted ceiling displays a frieze and a wide array of frescoes that were designed in 1568 by Livio Agresti. The walls, once brightly colored in gold and green shades and marked with eagles, which are the emblem of the d’Este family, which are sadly completely bare today.

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Antechamber

The antechamber is a small area that connects the salon with the Cardinal’s bedroom. It is decorated with numerous personifications of virtue, like several other rooms, and is supported with a vaulted ceiling and an ornamental frieze. 

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Museum Of The Book

Museum of the book is a renowned museum located in the garden area of Villa D Este Tivoli. Housed in two buildings, the museum has grown in prominence due to its success with the conservation and restoration of ancient books.

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Hall Of Stories Of Solomon

Like many other halls in the villa, this room is painted with religious themes covering important moments from King Solomon’s life and was completed in 1565.

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Hall Of Noah

The hall is covered in frescoes, the highlight of which is the scene of Noah arriving with his ark on Mount Ararat and making the pivotal agreement with God. 

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Hall Of Moses

The life of Moses takes center stage in this hall and features vibrant frescoes including the legendary scene of him bringing water to the people of Israel by striking a rock.

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Hall Of Venus

Visitors can take in the sight of terracotta floors, statues of Religion and Peace, and an image of Venus accepting flowers from angels on the ceiling in the hall of Venus.

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Hall Of Fountain

The spacious room boasts of a beautiful mosaic fountain and an alluring fresco showcasing a banquet of Gods, including Jupiter and the gods and goddesses of Olympus on the ceiling.

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Hall Of Hercules

This room is dedicated to the heroism of Hercules, which is depicted through Girolamo Muziano’s paintings of his eight labors and his grand entrance into Mount Olympus.  

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Hall Of Nobility

Artist Federico Zuccari’s painting ‘Nobility on the throne between Liberality and Generosity’ graces the ceiling. Moreover, classical philosophers like Plato, Socrates, and Pythagoras are honored with paintings on the walls.

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Hall Of Glory

Replete with Late Renaissance paintings, this room was decorated with allegorical depictions of the Four Seasons, Magnanimity, Religion, and the Allegory of Glory, which has since been lost.

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Hall Of Hunt

True to its name, the hall of hunt showcases images of rural landscapes, hunting scenes, hunting trophies, etc., and was completed in the late 16th and early 17th Century.

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Tiburtine Halls

The First Tiburtine Hall is decorated with stories of the Greek brothers who founded the city of Tibur (now Tivoli). The Second Tiburtine Hall is inspired by the folklore of the Tiburtine region.

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Upper Garden

Undoubtedly, the most rewarding part of visiting Villa d'Este is the upper garden and its breath-taking structures like the Fountain of the Bicchierone, Loggetta of the Cardinal, Loggia of Pandora, Grotto of Diana, and the Grotto of Aegle and Aesculapius. Although the statue of Aegle now rests in the Louvre and Aesculapius in the Vatican Museum.

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Lower Garden

The lower garden underwent a massive renovation at the start of the 17th century and replaced its pergolas and pavilion with the famous Rotonda of the Cypresses. Along with the rustic fountains, another unmissable feature is the Fountain of Diana of Ephesus and its innumerable breasts that spout jets of water.

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Oval Fountain

This fountain depicting the Tiburtine mountains and important rivers of Tivoli is an architectural masterpiece. The oval stone basin from which the water flows resembles an overflowing glass of champagne.

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Hundred Fountains

A spectacular achievement of its time, the hundred fountains feature close to 300 spouts of varying designs along with three different levels where water flows from the uppermost level in descending order.

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Fountain Of Rometta

This visually stunning fountain is a miniature version of Rome replete with the statue of Rome Victorious, a boat with an obelisk mast, Apennine mountains, and a statue of Aniene, the river god.  

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Fountain Of The Dragons

Its masterful design contains a central fountain shooting water high in the air and four minuscule dragon sculptures at its foot, jetting spouts of water from their mouths.

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Fountain Of The Owl

Its hallmark is engineer Luc Leclerc’s automaton creation that made the bronze birds (perched on olive branches) and the mechanical owl in the niche appear to sing a song together.

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Fountain Of The Persephone

Created by Alberto Galvani, the central niche of the fountain enacted the scene of Persephone, goddess of fertility, being kidnapped by Pluto. However, only the statue of Pluto remains today.

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Fountain Of The Organs

It is an exemplary fountain that produces sounds similar to the musical notes of an organ every 2 hours with only the movement of water. It is a must-see for visitors!

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Fountain Of The Neptune

The idea for the cascading fountain came from Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the 1600s. Today, the imposing structure is supported by powerful water jets and three fish ponds.

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Fountain Of The d’Este Eagle

It is a collection of rustic fountains and one of the few things in the lower garden left untouched during its massive overhaul in the 17th century.

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Artworks

The alluring gardens captured the imagination of artists throughout the centuries and were reflected in the paintings of Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Pierre-Athanase Chauvin, etc.

Plan Your Visit To Villa d’Este

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  • Timings: 8:30 AM to 7:45 PM
  • Last Entry: 6:45 PM
  • Closed On: Mondays
  • Closure Dates: 1 January, 25 December
  • Garden Closing Timings: January: 4:45 PM; February: 5:15 PM; March: 6:00 PM; April: 7:15 PM; May to August: 7:30 PM; September: 7:00 PM; October: 6:15 PM; November to December: 4:45 PM.
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Address: Piazza Trento, 5, 00019 Tivoli (RM), Italy

Find it on the map

  • By Bus: Bus Route: Cotral Roma-Tivoli
    Nearest Bus Stop: Largo Nazioni Unite
  • By Train: Roma-Pescara Line
    Nearest Train Station: Stazione Tivoli
  • By Car: Route: Autostrada A24, exit: Tivoli
    Duration From Airport: 45.9 KM (Rome Ciampino Airport)
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  • Elevators from the street level to upper levels of the garden.
  • A free-of-cost electric car with a driver is available upon reservation.
  • Dogs are allowed with leashes.
  • School visits are allowed with proper reservations.

Visitor Tips

  •  Wear comfortable shoes like sneakers as the trip involves climbing steep stairs.
  • Visitors are requested to pay attention to areas marked with the danger signs (in Italian: ‘pericolo’).
  •  Start your trip early by 8:30 am in the months of summer and spring.  
  •  Dress according to the seasons – apply sunscreen and don a hat during the summer; carry an umbrella and raincoats during the rainy season.  
  • Pictures are allowed but without the use of a tripod or flash. Also, avoid physical contact with the structures.

All Your Questions About Villa d’Este Tickets Answered

Q. Where can I buy Villa d’Este tickets?

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Q. What is the cost of Villa d’Este tickets?

A. There are multiple Villa d'Este tickets available in various price ranges, starting from €17.50.

Q. Are Villa d’Este tickets available online?

A. Yes, Villa d'Este tickets are available online.

Q. Do Villa d’Este tickets allow me to skip the line?

A. Yes, Villa d’Este skip-the-line tickets are available online.

Q. Does Villa d’Este tickets allow me access inside the gardens?

A. Yes, the Villa d’Este ticket allows you to visit the gardens and all its various fountains at your own leisure. 

Q. What is Villa d’Este famous for?

A. Villa d’Este is famous for its Renaissance gardens, frescoed paintings, and astounding fountains that were very much ahead of its time.

Q. What are the key highlights of Villa d’Este?

A. Some of the most spectacular features of Villa d’Este are the Oval Fountain, Upper Garden, Fountain of the Organ, Fountain of Neptune, etc.

Q. Does Villa d’Este have fountains?

A. Villa De Este features 51 mesmerizing fountains, 64 waterfalls, 364 water jets, 220 basins, and 398 spouts, all of which are powered by gravity.

Q. Is Villa d’Este historically important?

A. Villa D Este is a 16th century Renaissance palace of immense historical and cultural significance and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001.   

Q. Where is Villa d’Este located?

A. Villa d’Este is located at Piazza Trento, 5 in the town of Tivoli, around 30 kilometers from Rome.  

Q. Is photography allowed inside Villa d’Este?

A. Visitors are allowed to take pictures, but care should be taken to avoid physical contact with the structures. Also, the use of tripods and flash is prohibited.

Q. Is Villa d’Este worth visiting?

A. Villa D Este is an exquisite example of Renaissance architecture, Mannerist paintings and features extensive landscaped gardens that resemble the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

Q. Is it safe to visit Villa d’Este post-Covid?

A. Yes, it is safe to visit Villa d’Este post-Covid as it is operating with all the safety measures in place, following the guidelines laid out by the government.