Rank: Top 1000
Wonder Type: Cultural
The Villa d'Este in Tivoli, with its palace and garden, is one of the most remarkable and comprehensive illustrations of Renaissance culture at its most refined. Its innovative design along with the architectural components in the garden (fountains, ornamental basins, etc.) make this a unique example of an Italian 16th-century garden. The Villa d'Este, one of the first giardini delle meraviglie , was an early model for the development of European gardens.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Villa d'Este", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.