Villa d’Este and Dad’s Birthday!

On Dad’s birthday we went to one of his favorite places in Italy, Villa d’Este. Villa d’Este was originally commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito d’Este. Cardinal d’Este had been lobbying for the papacy and was appointed governor of Tivoli (where Villa d”este is located) by Julius (who had been elected) to earn Cardinal Ippolito’s loyalty. When Julius started building a palace and gardens, Ippolito took over a Monastery and started building what is currently known as Villa d’Este. Hundreds of fountains are supplied with water from the Aniene River.  

Mom and Dad at Villa D'Este, Tivoli Italy. Outside of Rome

Mom and Dad right after we got there.

Fountains at Villa D'Este, Tivoli Italy. Outside of Rome Mom at Villa D'Este, Tivoli Italy. Outside of Rome IMG_2986

Mom and Dad acting like an old married couple (oh, wait, they are an old married couple. :))

Fountain over look at Villa D'Este, Tivoli Italy. Outside of Rome Moss covered fountains at Villa D'Este, Tivoli Italy. Outside of Rome View from above, at Villa D'Este, in Tivoli, Italy, outside of Rome. arch at Villa D'Este, in Tivoli, Italy, outside of Rome. View from above at Villa D'Este, in Tivoli, Italy, outside of Rome. Statues at Villa D'Este, in Tivoli, Italy, outside of Rome. At Villa D'Este, in Tivoli, Italy, outside of Rome. At Villa D'Este, in Tivoli, Italy, outside of Rome. IMG_2876 Fountains at Villa D'Este, Tivoli, Italy. Outside of Rome Fountains at Villa D'Este, Tivoli, Italy. Outside of Rome Fountains at Villa D'Este, Tivoli, Italy. Outside of Rome Mom in front of fountains at Villa D'Este, Tivoli, Italy. Outside of Rome

Momma looking like a movie star.

Fountains at Villa D'Este, Tivoli, Italy. Outside of Rome Fountains at Villa D'Este, Tivoli, Italy. Outside of Rome At Villa D'Este, Tivoli, Italy. Outside of Rome Mom and Dad at Villa D'Este, Tivoli, Italy. Outside of Rome

Mom and Dad on the stairs leading up to the Villa.

Villa D'Este, Tivoli, Italy. Outside of Rome

Please note Andrew being a creeper at the end of the bushes on the right hand side.

Staircase in Villa D'Este, Tivoli, Italy. Outside of Rome

A spirally stair case.

Villa D'Este, Tivoli, Italy. Outside of Rome

Alex

Follow us
FacebookpinterestFacebookpinterest

Share
FacebookmailFacebookmail
  • Amy Graziano

    Happy Birthday to Mr. De Piante from the Graziano Family!

    And I agree 100% with Elise! 🙂 No doubt about it!

  • Unsurprisingly, Mrs. De Piante is the most beautiful sight there! (^_^) That looks like it might be my favorite place as well. What kind of a place is the villa?