Villas & Fountains

Located 20 miles east from Rome, Tivoli was a powerful center in pre roman period as well as a preferred place for temples and villas in the republican and the imperial times. Hadrian’s villa of the second century A.D.with the Canopus monumental pool which evokes the Egyptian town of Canope‘s famous Serapis temple; the baths, the small and the great, the Maritime theater a central building surrounded by a water channel and a porch. The Villa D’Este designed by architect Pirro Ligorio in 1555 for the cardinal Ippolito D’Este with the residence house decorated by frescoes and stucco works and the unforgettable gardens, really worth a visit, decorated by over 500 fountains of all shapes and design.