My Pictures of Tivoli

Tivoli is home of the Villa of the D'Este family, about 30 miles East of Rome, built and owned by a series of Cardinals since the 16th century. Known for its incredible gardens and fountains, which are incredibly all run by gravity!

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The villa as seen from the garden.
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Ceiling with the Cardinal's coat of arms.
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Frescoed ceilings in the Mannerist style.
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A view of the gardens from the villa.
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The Fontana di Tivoli
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A long narrow basin with hundreds of jets of water.
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A close-up of the various waterspouts in the form of animal heads, now covered with ferns and moss.
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The Fontana dell'Organo, behind which used to be a water-powered organ.
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The Fontana di Nettuno, with multiple high jets of water
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The three Pesciere (fish ponds) in front of the Fontana di Nettuno.
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The Fontana di Roma or Rometta (little Rome), the boat with obelisk representing the Tiber river and its island, with ancient Roman buildings behind.
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The fountain of Rome from above, with a glimpse of the view of the valley.
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The view of the town or Tivoli from the villa.
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Walking towards the Cathedral.
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The Cathedral is under construction and closed.
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The Rocca Pia, a 15th century castle built by Pius II.

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