2 world heritge sites are housed in this little town 50 minutes away from Rome.
they were strongly wanted by 2 men both obsessed from the same veneration for beauty,
The Roman Emperor Hadrian and the Governor of Tivoli Cardinal Ippolito D'Este.
When Rome became the greatest power of the Mediterranean and conquered Greece, the romans were seduced by the luxury and beauty of greek and hellenistic art. Roman aristocracy and, later on, roman emperors, copied
the hellenistic palaces, and together came the passion for Villas.
Masterpiece of the italain gardens with its impressive concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottoes, plays of water, and music, it constitutes a much-copied model for European gardens in the mannerist and baroque styles.