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Villa D'Este in Tivoli: renaissance fountains glory

Villa d’Este, with its fabulous palace, garden and fountains, is one of the most remarkable Italian Renaissance accomplishments, and, in my view, an incredibly romantic place, especially when visited after sunset. 238 more words


Weekly Travel Theme: Statues

Today, Ailsa has chosen Statues for her Weekly Travel Theme. I thought I would post some statuary from gardens in Lazio, Italy.

First up, Roman statues from the Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa) – nice, well toned buttocks! 95 more words


Art and sculptures from Hadrian’s Villa: Marble statue of a crouching Aphrodite

This week’s sculpture from Hadrian’s Villa is a marble statue of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, crouching at her bath. The original was made in the 3rd century BC and was representing Aphrodite surprised in her bath, with her arms covering herself. 176 more words


Villa Adriana

The Villa Adriana (at Tivoli, near Rome) is an exceptional complex of classical buildings created in the 2nd century A.D. by the Roman emperor Hadrian. It combines the best elements of the architectural heritage of Egypt, Greece and Rome in the form of an ‘ideal city’.Hadrian’s Villa was a complex of over 30 buildings, covering an area of at least 1 square kilometre (c. 51 more words

Perfect balance

Olive tree, Villa Adriana, Tivoli, Italy

Photo by Johannes Beilharz