The Villa d’Este in Tavoli, Italy (on the outskirts of Rome) is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. If you are familiar with it,the Villa is far more beautiful than Versailles (located outside of Paris in France). For only 8€ (4€ for visitors living in the European Union under 30), you are able to walk around a beautiful Renaissance-era interior villa and leave through balconies to the expanse of garden behind the building.
The gardens are picturesque and very scenic, with an incredible view at every turn. The gardens are filled with various sculptures, fountains, and pools of water. It was very difficult to capture these sights on camera, although I tried. It was almost overwhelming to see all of the stairs, walkways, and levels visitors meander through.
My roommate had the idea for visiting the Villa d’Este, which is a two-hour train ride from the city center of Rome, from the Lizzie McGuire Movie. While I visited the Villa during its off-season in January, it was still beautiful. I suggest looking at Google images of it during the summer, when everything is green and in bloom.
I definitely suggest you visit the Villa d’Este if you’re visiting Rome. It’s definitely worth spending a day taking the train to see Tivoli, which is more easily walkable than the city center of Rome, and the incredible Villas and parks within it.
Places we've gone, things we've seen, stories worth telling