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    Fontain of the organ

    by lina112 Updated May 10, 2006

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    Its construction began in 1568 and finished in 1611 under the cardinal Alessandro del Este. It is clearly baroque, so really different from the Renaissance style of the rest of the Villa. In the high part there is a very high building with baroques lines and decorations. On the front side there are a balustrade of small columns, and, just under it, an oval basin. At the beginning, in the central niche of the building there should be the statue of the Fortune or the Goddess of Nature.

    Su construccion comenzo en 1568 y acabo en 1611 bajo el cardenal Alessandro del Este. Es claramente de estilo barroco, muy diferente del estilo renacentista del resto de la villa. En la parte mas alta hay un edificio muy alto con decoraciones barrocas.

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    The Rometta

    by lina112 Updated May 10, 2006

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    Is one of the most original fountain in the Villa. Created by Pirro Logorio, unfortunately today the fountain is not complete as it was originally because it was demolished in the XIX. At the feet of this statue, between the water of a channel there is a boat which represents the island Tiberina, where the first group of the eternal city settled at the beginning since it was a simple ford.

    Es una de las Fuentes mas originales de la Villa. Fue creada por Pirro Holgorio, pero la fuente no esta completa como estaba originalmente porque fue demolida en el siglo XIX. A los pies de la estatua hay un barco que representa la isla Tiberina. Tambien se levanta la estatua de Pedro de la Motte al lado la estatua de la loba Capitolina y un amorcillo sin cabeza.

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    Just resting

    by VinceTraveller Updated Jun 23, 2005

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    After an afternoon's tour of the fountains at the Villa D'Este, I just needed to sit and truly enjoy the moment. ---Imagine yourself strolling in the summer Italian sun within this seemingly endless garden, listening to birds, with the trees rustling in the wind and the mesmerizing soft sounds of the fountains; these are true treasures for the heart and soul indeed. I felt as if my existence soared a thousand leaps from whence I came. I humbly thank the infinite forces that allowed me to experience these things.

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    The work of a genius

    by baronedivandastad Written Feb 27, 2005

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    Villa Adriana is not just an archeological park - it's an outstanding showcase of a genius architect and a weird personality, that of Adriano, the great Emperor of Rome. The villa is so complex that we haven't yet understood why certain things were built. And the way Adriano personally designed his own retreat, surrounded by water and secluded from the rest, has a stark fascination that captures you. Definitely worth spending half a day when it's not too hot (I went in January and the weather was perfect).

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    Sanctuary of Quintiliolo

    by Sarita76 Updated Oct 10, 2003

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    The church takes its name from the road named via di Quintilio Varo. The road borders the waterfalls and, crossing olive groves, reaches this church. The church is located in the same place where a painting of the Virgin Mary was found. The painting is now stored in the church.

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    Villa Adrianna

    by Goner Updated Jul 31, 2003

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    Hadrian's Villa is one of the largest and most spectaular villas every built during the Roman era. It once covered a greater area than the center of Imperial Rome.

    Hadrian, the great builder, who had travelled the Roman Empire, wished to create the wonders he had seen throughout his travels. Many of the colonnades and walkways were copied from the Greeks and his sanctuary of Serapis is fashioned from what he had seen in Alexandria. There are two bath complexes, a Greek library, a Greek theater and a study that sits on a little island called Teatro Maritimo.

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    Harian the Builder

    by Goner Updated May 7, 2003

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    This statue stands at the North end of the Canopus. Hadrian's building expertise is shown in the way each section of the gardens is complete in to itself with the graceful curves that form each setting.

    Hadrian was truly an amazing builder with architectural monuments throughout the the ancient Roman Empire from the wall across England to the temples in Israel. His villa is still another example of a very talented man in history.

    The Villa has been added as UNESCO World Heritage site.

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    Fontana di Tivoli

    by sandysmith Written Apr 20, 2003

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    This grandiose fountain also known as dell'Ovato by Pirro Ligorio with the end of the conduit from the Aniene River, one of the major water supplies for all the fountains, descends in an abundant cascade.
    In the hemicycle of the fountain are statues of nymphs by Giovanni Batista della Porta.

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    Alleyway of 100 fountains

    by sandysmith Written Apr 13, 2003

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    The faded splendour of these gardens means many of the smaller unusual fountains have dried up.....this strange fountain would have cascaded down in rivulets down the garden terraces, must have been an amazing sight.

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    Water Organ Fountain

    by sandysmith Updated Apr 13, 2003

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    Fontana dell'Organo - Its a shame that the music no longer plays as the water flows from this fountain - the organ mechanism was destroyed in the 18th century and only the outer shell survives, but its still lovely to see and imagine the music.

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    The Rometta Fountain

    by sandysmith Updated Apr 13, 2003

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    The Fontana di Roma or Rometta has a model of the Tiber River with an islet (representing the Isola Tiberina in the form of a boat on which stands an obelisk. Behind the boat/island are a seated statue of Rome, with the wolf suckling Romulus and Remus and miniature reproductions of the principle buildings of ancient Rome.

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    A little too close you think?

    by VinceTraveller Updated Jan 6, 2005

    I got so carried away, I came a little too close to one of the fountains....couldn't help myself. It was a good thing I didn't get my camera wet. It would have been a disaster.

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    Wonderful view of the landscape around the villa.

    by VinceTraveller Updated Jan 6, 2005

    It was simply breathtaking to behold this wonderment amidst the fountains of Villa D'Este. Standing here for awhile and just soaking in the grandeur...joy indeed.

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    A harmony of dancing water and greenery.

    by VinceTraveller Updated Jan 6, 2005

    This is just amazing (for lack of a better word). I was in wonderment of the beauty. I can sit here for days and never get tired of its beauty.

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    Ponte Gregoriano

    by Sarita76 Written Oct 10, 2003

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    Ponte Gregoriano is a bridge located on the site of the ancient waterfall.
    It was inaugurated by Pope Gregory XVI on 24th May 1835.

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