About the Wonderful Tivoli GardensFor hundreds of years, the resort town of Tivoli has been the most popular tourist destination outside of Rome.
Dating all the way back to the ancient times and the Renaissance period, Tivoli, situated on the slopes of the mountain range east of Rome, was a resort town favored by the rich and famous of Rome and Italy.
Tivoli is situated 30 kilometers north of Rome. It is a green town with many water sources and a breathtaking view.
There is no doubt that the main attraction in Tivoli for tourists is Villa d'Este, a villa that in the Middle Ages was a monastery and later became the abode of the second governor of Tivoli, Ippolito d'Este. The villa is beautifully decorated with pretty frescoes.
However the villa is famous primarily for its gardens, which were named "Tivoli Gardens." They have been declared a World Heritage Site, and for good reason. They are carefully decorated and feature beautiful fountains. There are about 500 designed pools of water which include waterfalls and fountains. There are many statues and sculptures of gods, animals and dragons throughout the grounds, most of which were brought from around Rome.
Additional recommended spots:
On the terrace of 100 fountains you can see about 100 fountains located along the beautiful promenade.
Hadrian’s villa is an ancient and elegant building that was used in antiquity for the residence of Hadrian Caesar.