Photo 1 - in front of the Fountain
Photo 2 - Sitting by 3 reflecting pools that face the fountain
Photo 3 - Upper walkway of fountain behind the water
Photo 4 - Facade with organ enclosure atop the fountain
Photo 5 - Close-up of the organ
Between the Small and the Great Baths you can see the vestibolo. From the ruins scholars supposed to be made by three buidings connected to one another. At the center there was a square courtyard suroounded by a portico. To the west side of the central building there was a tetrastyle temple dedicated to Matidia, emperor Hadrian's mother-in-law.
famous for its water system, the architecture of its gardens, the pavilions, the artificial caves and the fountains.
the famed Tivoli water-and-wind garden, a haven for princes and lovers of the humanities, and arguably the most beautiful villa in all of Italy.
SPEND SOME TIME THERE
Take an hour or two to walk around town and see for things other than the villas. There are lots of hills, beautiful churches, cobblestone streets, and little alleyways that add a lot of charm to it. In many ways, it's straight out of the olden days and very much worth exploring. Just get a map from the tourist/info booth and trek away!
Rocca Pia is a Medieval castle from the 15th century, named after Pope Pius II. It is visible from most places in town and an important part of the history of Tivoli, but unfortunately, the inside cannot be visited.
Every turn in the pathway leads to a remarkable new vista combining the pathways between fountains, the fountains themselves and as seen through the lush trees and bushes that fill the area below the palace. Here, four representative images. Never look down - you never know what you will miss. We were repeatedly struck by the visualization of the major fountains from multiple viewpoints indicating the care with which the plantings had been arranged.
The fountain of the Bicchierone (large water glass) was not part of the original plan but added more than a century later. It represents a chalice held by a giant sea shell and is one of the more serene fountains.
Named for its oval shape and also called the Fountain of Tivoli, this fountain symbolically represents the falls of the Tivoli river with the upper part the surrounding Tiburtin mountains. From the mountains 3 rivers come down to form the main stream or Tiber. The 3 rivers are imaged as statues set in niches in the fountain, as always in the Villa d'Este.
The fountain Rometta is the most unique and original of the existing fountains at Tivoli, although nowhere near as complex as originally conceived. Many of the original miniatures have been destroyed or have disintegrated based on drawings from the 17th Century. At the base of the fountain and not seen in the image is a boat shaped island in the water representing the Tiburna island where Rome was first settled.
This water and air powered musical fountain uses technology dating back to the first century AD. The falling water determined the escape of air from organ pipes so that music was actually played by this fountain. Over the years, the pipes and water flow fell into disuse but in the last century the fountain has been restored including the musical function. This arched fountain includes statues of Apollo and Diana. An imposing creation.
This site is one of the most beautiful and unforgettable sites at Tivoli Gardens. The hand-carved fountain heads are in multiple shapes designed to induce awe in the visitor - lilies, eagles, obelisks, and boats, grecian urns and animal heads. Symbolically the lilies and eagles are from the coat of arms of the family of d'Este. The water arrives in three channels and unites to form one symbolizing the joining of rivers to create the Tiber River. The avenue is shaded by trees creating an oasis of calm. At the center a baalcony overlooks the Fountain of the Dragons.
The one hundred fountain is one of the most beautiful, unforgettable and photographed places. It was chosen for the spot of different movie. It is a tree-lined avenue that joins the fountain of Tivoli to the fountain of Rome. It is composed of one hundred fountains with the shape of lilies, eagles, obeliskes, small boats from which water comes out.
Las cien fuentes es una de las mas bonitas y fotografiadas en toda la villa. Flanquea un largo camino que va desde la fuente de Tivoli hasta la fuente de Roma. El agua brota desde tres largu?simos canales paralelos, dispuestos en tres niveles diferentes, que constryen un gran juego hidraulico.
It is a small dorico and circular temple, advanced on Tempes valley, that preserved a copy of Aphrodite Cnidia, carved by Prassitele. The statue, accommodated until little time ago in the ancient chapel annexed to the Casino Fede, is now in the antiquarium museum located close to the canopo.
Sobre una plataforma rodeada de arboles se encuentra el templete circular de columnas doricas, recreado en 1958 utilizando fragmentos arquitectonicos esparcidos sobre el terreno. En el centro se encuentra el calco de una copia romada de la venus de cuido, ya que la original esta en el museo del canopo.
Is one of the most famous and evocative buildings of the Villa. The main entrance was turned to north side, located in front of a green space near the libraries garden and joined with the inferior terrace. It is constituted by a central part with a round plant preceded by a rectangular pronao, of which the bases of the columns remain only, and from which you came in the hall, embellished on every side by a rectangular niche, and finally through an axial entrance you reached the circular porch, supported by ionic columns and covered by barrel bault.
Es uno de los mas famosos y evocativos edificios de la Villa. El agua tiene un papel muy principal: un canal en forma de anillo encierra un espacio circular, una verdadera isleta, recubierta por una serie de ambientes movido y variado colocados alrededor de un patio con arcadas con fuente, y de lados convexo. Alrededor del canal se desarrolla un corredor con porticos anular, delimitado por un muro cilindrico en el cual se suceden 40 columnas jonicas.
Are constituted by three large rectangular basins arranged in a row, bordered by lush vegetation and animated by thin jets with spring from the vases that decorate the balustrades.
Los estanques estan formados por tres grandes piletas rectangulares dispuestas en fila y rodeada por una frondosa y maravillosa vegetacion. Estos estan animados por agiles chorros que brotan de los tiestos que adornan las balustradas
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