Villa d'Este built in 16 century occupies a stretch of hillside below Tivoli with spectacular views over the plain towards Rome. The most striking part of the Villa d'Este is its terraced garden with shady trees, fountains and plants.
Maybe some of you, my friends, have been to Villa d'Este or have seen the film 'Three coins in the Fountain' and will recognize the garden's places.
When I had been strolling in the Villa, went out to the balcony of grand facade and saw the gardens. It came as a sudden surprise. I'd seen a number of paths and stairs that led down through the slopes to fountains surrounded by shrub roses and irises, citrus trees with ripening oranges and lemons, calla blooming in fountains.
Now I want to show you pictures that you would be able to imagine beauty of gardens, to hear a sound of cold running water.
I liked numerous plants that flowered there in May, because the weather was not yet hot and bright greenness decorated fountains and alleys.
Many climbing roses grew along the warm southern walls of the villa. This early flowering surprised me, because we have no roses in bloom in May. The scent of roses was felt from a distance.
During this May week-day gardeners were doing their job with trucks, shovels and shears. They were picking up fallen leaves and wilted flowers, trimming lawns, cleaning garbage off the fountains. The most valuable varietal potted roses were directly put in urns. I liked how gardeners carefully treated plants.
I've read a lot about the gardens of the Villa De Este in Tivoli, and decided to go there no matter what kind of weather would be.
Here is my video about gardens of Villa D'Este: