Info about Villa d’Este
Villa d’Este in Tivoli, was commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito d’Este son of Alfonso I and Lucrezia Borgia (Ferrara 1509 – Rome 1572), on a site formerly home to a Roman villa.
The history of the construction of Villa d’Este is linked to the events of its first owner, Pope Julius III del Monte, who wanted to thank Cardinal d’Este for the essential contribution made in 1550 to his election to the papal throne, appointing him governor for life. of Tivoli and its territory..
The cardinal arrived in Tivoli on September 9 and made a triumphal entry there, discovering however that he should have lived in an old and uncomfortable convent annexed to the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, built centuries earlier by the Benedictines, now kept by the Franciscans and partially adapted to governor’s residence.
For more detailed information, visit the Wikipedia site => Villa d’Este in Tivoli
Villa d’Este how to get from Rome by Bus
Cotral buses that go to Tivoli leave from the Ponte Mammolo underground station (line B), with a frequency of 15 minutes and taking 48 minutes at a cost of € 2.20 per trip.
Most of the rides are direct and only a few have a longer route, passing through several off-course villages (I recommend you always ask before getting on).
The Villa d’Este is easily reachable from the Cotral Bus stop in the town center, you just have to cross the Square, (Piazza Trento 05, Tivoli)
Villa d’Este how to get from Rome by train
There are trains that go to Tivoli from Rome Tiburtina, some take 30 minutes, but there are also other trains that take an hour to arrive and others take much more than an hour at a cost of 2.60 euros per trip.
To reach Villa d’Este from Tivoli train station you have to walk for about 20 minutes to Piazza Trento, Tivoli.
In fact I would say that after reading both modes of public transport, I leave you to evaluate which is more convenient and advantageous
Timetables and free entrance to Villa d’Este
The Villa d’Este in Tivoli is open from Tuesday to Sunday with the exception of December 25th and January 1st.
Below you will also find the entry and exit times
Period Entry Exit
01/11 – 31/01 8.30 16.00 – 16.45
01/02 – 28/02 8.30 16.30 – 17.15
01/03 – 31/03 8.30 17.15 – 18.00
01/04 – 30/04 8.30 18.30 – 19.15
01/05 – 31/08 8.30 18.45 – 19.30
01/09 – 30/09 8.30 18.15 – 19.00
01/10 – 31/10 8.30 17.30 – 18.15
Every first Sunday of the month the entrance to the Villa d’Este is completely FREE, to discover other museums that apply free admission, visit the page, “Information on the museums of Rome”, listed below.
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