The Villa d'Este in Tivoli, with its palace and
garden, is one of the most remarkable and comprehensive illustrations of
Renaissance culture at its most refined. Its innovative design along
with the architectural components in the garden (fountains, ornamental
basins, etc.) make this a unique example of an Italian 16th-century
garden. The Villa d'Este, one of the first giardini delle meraviglie , was an early model for the development of European gardens.