Villa D’Este

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Cardinal d’Este built these gardens to impress people so that he could become Pope when he was banished outside Rome. He never did become Pope but what a legacy to leave the world. The greatest water features ever is just a start.

Shaded spot

Shaded spot

Looking down on the fountains

Looking down on the fountains

The massive waterfall

View of cascade form lake

View of cascade form lake

View of villa from lower gardens

View of villa from lower gardens



Hidden statues

Hidden statues

Avenues lined with box hedges

Avenues lined with box hedges

Statue of Neptune

Statue of Neptune

Box hedges at the very top level

Box hedges at the very top level

All photographs copyright Anthony Blagg

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