After our post about Hadrian’s Villa here we are again to give you further reasons to visit Tivoli during the summer.
This time it’s Villa d’Este’s turn, the Renaissance Villa that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
During the summer you can admire the villa, its park and fountains also at night on Fridays and Saturdays. From 8:30 to midnight through September 13.
We did it and recommend you to go even if you’ve already been there. Everything changes after dusk and the Villa, if possible, is even more beautiful in a summer night with the enlightened fountains and the water plays.
MUSIC, FOOD & FASHION
But there are other elements that you should consider for a night visit. First of all you can also enjoy an outdoor music concerts (included in the ticket). Program here.
Second, you can taste local products or Renaissance dishes during those summer nights in the Villa’s bar/restaurant.
Last but not least, there is a very interesting exhibition going on right now about fashion in 1500/1600 (also included in the ticket). What better place than the Renaissance Villa d’Este to host such an event? 20 paintings, 20 dresses of the time, clothing and textile samples, movie and theatre costumes that will tell you how and why fashion totally changed in those two centuries.
You can easily combine a nigh visit to Villa d’Este with one during the day to Hadrian’s Villa or, even easier, to Villa Gregoriana, which is not on the UNESCO list but is a very wild place with an impressive waterfall and is within walking distance.