TOUR DE LA VILLA - ROME pt. 10 - VILLA D'ESTE / by Caitlin Trickett

TOUR DE LA VILLA - ROME pt. 10 - VILLA D'ESTE

Oh my goodness, Villa d'Este! This was probably the most beautiful in mine and probably everyone else's opinion. The villa grounds sit on the mountainside in the small town of Tivoli just a stones throw away from the city center of Rome. The villa itself was gorgeous with 3 stories of many rooms with beautiful frescos but the gardens below it were even more breath-taking:  fountains, trees, reflecting pools, gardens. I am definitely going to have to pay another visit to the quaint town of Tivoli for Villa d'Este sake and also for the excellent food and wonderful views. 

^ The main fountain about midway through the gardens.

^ The main fountain about midway through the gardens.

^ Looking back at Villa d'Este from within the gardens below.

^ Looking back at Villa d'Este from within the gardens below.

^Looking down towards the reflecting pools and above the main fountain.

^Looking down towards the reflecting pools and above the main fountain.

^ A gorgeous overlook. You could just barely see the top of St. Peter's dome in the distance.

^ A gorgeous overlook. You could just barely see the top of St. Peter's dome in the distance.

^ Yet another view to the main fountain from across the reflecting pools.

^ Yet another view to the main fountain from across the reflecting pools.

^ An archway looking out towards Rome.

^ An archway looking out towards Rome.

^ Looking down the main stair leading into and through the gardens.

^ Looking down the main stair leading into and through the gardens.

^ The lovely Tivoli in the afternoon sun.

^ The lovely Tivoli in the afternoon sun.

Well there you have it:  Villas of Rome! Whew, I feel like I've just run a blogging marathon with all of these posts! This weekend was one to remember and may be competing for 'number one favorite' thus far with all of the beautiful places I got to visit. Thank you again for taking a look and have a wonderful week. Ciao!