Actually this is really a great nymphaeum in the shape of a stadium and has a portico fed by two canals which run the entire length of the complex.
The Piazza d'Oro
This part of the complex was used for formal occassions. It has a variety of architectural styles to enjoy and you could spend some time browsing this part of the villa.
On the way out have a look at the temple of Venus. This small round temple is purported to be an impression of the area 'Vale of Tempe' in Thessaly northern Greece.
The Pecile was a vast quadrilateral portico (232m x 97m) with curved short sides and a central garden with ornamental pool.
If you have time...
take a walk in Tivoli. Villa d'Este is a fantastic site, but there are many other (maybe hidden) places to discover in this beautiful city! Don't miss them!
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