The gardens in Tivoli include Villa d’Este, with its fountains and gardens and Villa Adriana, built in 125 BC.
Villa d’Este, masterpiece of the Italian garden is listed in the World Heritage, thanks to the number of fountains, water lilies, caves, water features and water music, has represented an important model for European gardens during the Mannerism and Baroque periods.
The garden also needs to be considered in a bigger context, such as the amazing landscape of Tivoli, artistically and culturally rich, with gorgeous old villas such as Villa Adriana, but also abundant of caves and waterfalls, symbols of an everlasting war between stone and water. The massive buildings and terraces are frequently associated to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient world, while the intake facilities, including the aqueduct and the underground hydraulic systems, recall engineering knowledge of the Romans.
How to get there:
– By car: prendere la Via Tiburtina (S-5) dal Grande Raccordo Anulare. Vi condurrà direttamente a Tivoli passando per Villa Adriana.
– By train: da Roma Termini prendere il treno per Avezzano e Pescara (la mattina è previsto un unico treno); il viaggio per Tivoli dura 40 minuti. Per il ritorno sono programmati vari treni fino al pomeriggio inoltrato.