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Villa d'Este, an Italian palace and garden complex in Tivoli recognised today as a World Heritage Site, is one of the most remarkeable examples of Renaissance architecture and garden design.


Villa d'Este in Tivoli, Italy
Villa d'Este in Tivoli, Italy
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Villa d'Este was built between 1550 and 1572 by Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, grandson of Pope Alexander VI. Receiving as gift a villa from Pope Julius III, following his appointment as the Governor of Tivoli, Cardinal d'Este had the villa entirely reconstructed under the direction of architect-engineer Alberto Galvani. When he passed away in 1572, the villa was nearing completion. It was surrounded by a beautiful terraced garden in the late-Renaissance mannerist style.

The garden made use of the slope in which it is located to feature cascades, pools, jets and fountains. It was one of the finest 17th century villas with water-play structures.

Villa d'Este, Tivoli was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 25th session of the World Heritage Committee in Helsinki, Finland, on 11 - 16 December, 2001.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 41 57 50.1 E 12 47 46.5
Inscription Year: 2001
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, III, IV, VI
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