Grand Hotel Duca d'Este
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TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Hotel Duca d'Este Tivoli
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... number of important artists, craftsman and architects were employed in the building of the villa and gardens. The villa rooms contain some very interesting painted walls but it was really the gardens and fountains that we had come to see.
Whilst not actually kept in immaculate condition, the layout and architecture of the gardens was truly beautiful. The straight lined paths would generally draw the eye to a fountain or view out ...
... bookshop. Given excellent directions in English I ended up going the wrong way anyway and got deliciously lost in the small streets which not even cars can go down, marvelling on how long these old villas had been in existence and only for wires and the odd air conditioner, I could have been walking in another century entirely through the old town.
Finding a gelateria I rewarded myself with an icecream and then in a pizza shop had ...
... much alone the whole time. I think John would agree that we could have spent two more days there and still not have gotten bored or run out of things to see. This place was amazing. The weather never turned rainy either like he BBC predicted.
# of countries: 12
# of cities: 31
# of planes: 3
... there are only walls and some mosaics to see now. The pools still hold water though and help to cool the atmosphere in an otherwise scorching heat. It is unfortunate but the Villa Adriana is on the list of the hundred world monuments in danger from decay. And, my dear reader, you can see why. For as important as the site is, it is poorly looked after. The layout and maps are confusing and there is very little information on the site itself. We found the main areas just by ...
... and (3) will ensure either a marriage or divorce! Legend says that this act brings good luck.
But I change my mind when I arrive and find the fountain being 'vacuumed' and the coins collected....it suddenly loses it magic and I decide I don't need to throw coins to make my 'wishes'...come true...after all I'm already in Italy!
So instead I decide its time to find a quaint little cafe for breakfast, and heading back towards my hotel I come across ...