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Typology: villa

Contacts

Telephone: 0774 332920 - 06 39967900 - Servizio disabili: 0774 335850
Web site: www.levillae.com

Opening times

Monday from 14.00 - 19.45
From Tuesday to Sunday 8.30 - 19.45
(the ticket office closes at 18.45)

From 4 to 30 October 2021
8.30 - 19.45
until 18.30 exit from the gate of piazza Campitelli
17.30 - issue of the last ticket at full price
18.00 - Rosso di sera - first half-price ticket plus exhibition supplement if present
18.45 - issue of the last Rosso ticket in the evening
19.45 - exit from piazza Trento

From 31 October 2021 to 31 January 2022
8.30 - 19.45
until 17.00 exit from the gate of piazza Campitelli
16.00 - issue of the last ticket at full price
16.30 - Rosso di sera - half price ticket plus exhibition supplement if present
18.45 - issue of the last Red ticket in the evening
19.45 - exit from piazza Trento

For updates and guidelines please check at opening times and tickets 

Access for visitors is in Piazza Trento, exit is mandatory on Piazza Campitelli.
Visits of no more than two-hours are allowed.

People with disabilities
The villa is equipped with elevators and electrical vehicles to provide access to the gardens and fountains. 
A reservation is required at 07743 35850. The service is free of charge.

Information

€ 10,00 full
€ 13,00 full price with exhibitions
€ 2,00 reduced
€ 6,00 reduced proximity - € 6.50 reduced proximity with exhibitions
€ 8,00 full Speciale Rosso in the evening
€ 2,00 Reduced Speciale Rosso in the evening
€ 15,00 integrated Villa d'Este with exhibition + Sanctuary of Ercole Vincitore
€ 4,00 reduced integrated Villa d'Este with exhibition + Sanctuary of Ercole Vincitore
Free according to current legislation
€ 25,00 Full Villae Pass
€ 6,00 Reduced Villae Pass
Free Villae Pass according to the law
All reductions on the > official website

Description

Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001, the villa grounds include a masterpiece of Italian garden design with an amazing concentration of fountains, nymphaea, grottoes, water themes and a organ which produces audible effects created by water.

This is the place where, disillusioned at not having been elected as Pope, Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este revived the splendour of the courts of Ferrara, Rome and Fointanebleau, and brought the magnificence of Villa Adriana back to life. Governor of Tivoli from the year 1550, he soon toyed with the idea of creating a garden on the slope of the Valle gaudente, but it was only after 1560 that the architectural and iconological aspects of the Villa, designed by painter-archaeologist-architect Pirro Ligorio and built by court architect Alberto Galvani, became clear. The palace was decorated by the protagonists of late Roman Mannerism.

The Villa had almost been completed by the time Ippolito d’Este died in 1572. Further work in the 17th century was followed by a period of decline, until Cardinal Gustav Adolf von Hohenlohe refurbished the old grandeur and even hosted musician Ferenc Liszt (1811-1886). Purchased by the Italian government between the Twenties and Thirties of the last century, the Villa was renovated and opened to the public.

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Last checked: 2021-10-27 15:40