Monday, July 2, 2012

#WhenInRome: Tivoli

On our first program field trip, we visited Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este, both located in or around Tivoli.  I was most impressed by the sheer size of both places:  Hadrian’s Villa is like its own little working village while Villa d’Este consists of several magnificent levels of gardens and fountains.  My favorite factoid of the day:  when the Pope came to visit Villa d’Este, the owners erected a fountain in his honor the night before his arrival.  No big deal.  It was so beautiful and refreshing.  Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the day!

The "mafia" room at Hadrian's Villa

Tivoli on the side of the hill

Hadrian's dining room

Stairway at Villa d'Este

Villa d'Este fountain

The "Roma" Fountain

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