Grand Hotel Duca d'Este
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... which is quite an engineering feat in itself.
The cardinal also breathed new life into the nearby Villa Adriana (Hadrian's Villa) which was a nice link to end our tour.
With light traffic for a Saturday afternoon, we arrived back to inner Rome being dropped off near the train station around 4.30pm, then took a leisurely stroll back to our flat, via the local minimart for some dinner supplies. A big day of walking and learning more about ancient cultures from 2000 years ...
... villa fell into disuse and was partially ruined.
In the 16th century, much of the marble and statues in Hadrian's Villa removed to decorate the religious Villa d’Este located ...
... with mushrooms and peas, a glass of wine. (I wrote this because I know I won't remember. We are still on the hunt for that amazing meal!) The table next to us had a tame version of the Soprano family. They obviously knew the owner and bantered loudly in Italian to each other and the staff. Random food items kept appearing on their table that no one else seemed to have. Grant wanted the patriarch of the family to adopt him or at least be ...
... although it didn't help as such, at least we knew what to look for and the general direction we should be heading in. Perpetually "lost" but working it out, so were pleased to see that people with guide books and site books were also struggling......pointing at their books, pointing to the site, pointing to each other and waving their arms. The majority were just wandering, and probably missing a large part of the ruins, as the site ...
... s for the Cardinal d'Estre whose name it takes. They recycled bits of Villa Adriana for it as well. I guess they couldn't imagine that in centuries to come that tourists would pay good money to see a ruin! Thank goodness, Villa D'Estre is still in one piece and will remain so now, although it has had it's low points and was neglected by owners after Cardinal d'Estre's ownership until it was bought by the State!
I took ...