Villa d’Este - World Heritage Site - Italy

Villa d’Este

Country: Italy | Type: Cultural | Theme: Garden, Residence, Secular Structure Introduction to Villa d’Este, Tivoli To the east of Rome in the hilltop village of Tivoli, the palace and gardens of the Villa d’Este are one of the most comprehensive examples of  opulent living in the Italain Rennaissance period.  In particular, the gardens of the villa are considered to be the most striking …

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Colosseum - Historic Centre of Rome

The Historic Centre of Rome

Country: Italy | Type: Cultural | Theme: Urban Landscape Introduction to The Historic Centre of Rome According to legend, the city of Rome was founded in 753 BC by Remus and Romulus, two shepherd brothers.  In truth, the city grew from a small Latin village into the centre of the Roman Republic.  It quickly became the seat of the Roman Empire, and …

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