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    Organ Fountain - Cascading waters everywhere!

    by icunme Updated Oct 7, 2009

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    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

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    The Avenue of One Hundred Fountains (2 photos)

    by nicolaitan Written Jul 16, 2006

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    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.

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    The Fountain of the Organ ( 2 photos )

    by nicolaitan Written Jul 18, 2006

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    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.

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    The Walkways, Plantings, and Fountains (4 photos)

    by nicolaitan Updated Jul 18, 2006

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    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.

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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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    The Fountain Rometta

    by nicolaitan Written Jul 18, 2006

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    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.

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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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    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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    The Fountain of Ovate( 2 photos)

    by nicolaitan Written Jul 18, 2006

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    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.

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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.

    Sanctuary of Quintiliolo by night
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    Explore the town

    by fairy_dust Written Jun 16, 2008

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    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!

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    The maritime Theatre

    by lina112 Updated May 10, 2006

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    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.

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    One hundred fountains

    by lina112 Updated May 10, 2006

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    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.

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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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  • Idria Hotel

    Via Giovanni Pascoli 26, Tivoli, 00019, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Victoria Terme Hotel

    Via Tiburtina Valeria, km 22,700, Tivoli Terme, Tivoli, 00011, Italy

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Aurora

    Via A. Manzoni 19, Tivoli, Lazio, 00011, Italy

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

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