Built by the Cardinal Ippolito d’Este, governor of Tivoli, which benefited the work of the brilliant architect and expert in antiquity Ligorio Pirro, it is the best “Italian garden” that Europe has. This is why UNESCO has entered it in the World Heritage Site in 2001. The complex, covering almost four acres, includes the residential palace and the garden adorned with hundreds of fountains and water games that can be admired along the avenues and alleys lined with trees and hedges. In recent years has undergone numerous restorations and was also illuminated adequately to provide, during the summertime, night tours and shows.
Also this villa was included by UNESCO in 1999 among the treasures of heritage and humanity.
It was built by the emperor Adriano near Tivoli. Calling it “villa” is inappropriate because of its extraordinary extension (about 120 hectares).
Among the most fascinating architectural ruins we remember those known as the Canopo, the Teatro Marittimo, the Grandi and Piccole Terme and the Pecile. Recently illuminated with a project of the ACEA, it offers during the summertime night tours, drama, dance and music performances.
Restored and re-evaluated by the City Council with the collaboration of the Central Government, which has entrusted the restoration to the Italian Environment Fund (FAI) returning it to its original dignity, it is one of the most picturesque gardens in Europe.
The charm of the Archaeological-Natural Park is due to the presence of rare plants from the Balkan region, here survived thanks to a protective limestone cavity.
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