24 km from Rome is a wonderful place like being in a fairy tale: the Villa d'Este in Tivoli !! The Villa is one of Italy's most famous, if not the most popular so that its beautiful fountains have been the prototype and inspiration to the most important palaces of the world built later: Versailles and Peterhof. Its construction began in mid-1500, by Cardinal Ippolito II, his son Alfonso I d'Este and Lucrezia Borgia, in turn, the nephew of Pope Alexander VI. In addition to the beautiful gardens with stunning water features and fountains to a unique panorama, while hiking in the Villa you can admire the frescoes that adorned the interiors of private buildings and halls for ceremonies.