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Encyclopedia > Villa d'Este
Park of the Villa d'Este, Carl Blechen, 1830
Park of the Villa d'Este, Carl Blechen, 1830
The gardens at the Villa d'Este

The Villa d'Este is a masterpiece of Italian architecture and garden design. The chief painter of the ambitious internal decoration was Livio Agresti from Forl√¨. Situated at Tivoli near Rome, it is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2024x2834, 564 KB) Description: Title: de: Im Park der Villa dEste Technique: de: Öl auf Leinwand Dimensions: de: 126 × 93 cm Country of origin: de: Deutschland Current location (city): de: Berlin Current location (gallery): de: Alte Nationalgalerie Other notes: Source... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2024x2834, 564 KB) Description: Title: de: Im Park der Villa dEste Technique: de: Öl auf Leinwand Dimensions: de: 126 × 93 cm Country of origin: de: Deutschland Current location (city): de: Berlin Current location (gallery): de: Alte Nationalgalerie Other notes: Source... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1723 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Villa dEste ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1723 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Villa dEste ... // Introduction The skills of the architect are used in complex building types such as the skyscraper, hospital, stadium, airport, etc. ... Part of a garden in Bristol, England A flower bed in the gardens of Bristol Zoo, England Checkered flower bed in Tours, France A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation, and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. ... Livio Agresti (Forlì 1508 - Rome 1580), or Ritius or Ricciutello, was an important Italian Renaissance painter. ... Forlì, 44°13′ N 12°02′ E, is a comune and city in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, the seat of the province of Forlì. Its 110,209 inhabitants are Forlivesi, because in Antiquity it was called Forum Livii. ... The large waterfalls of Tivoli, Jacob Philipp Hackert, 1783. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost 4,000,000... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...


The Villa d'Este was commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito d'Este, who had been appointed Governor of Tivoli by Pope Julius III. From 1550 until his death in 1572, he created a palace surrounded by a fabulous terraced garden in the late-Renaissance mannerist style. Tivoli, Italy,located on a hill 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Rome, also called Tibur, because the roman Tibur road pass through it. ... Julius III, né Gian Maria del Monte or Giovan Maria Giocci (September 10, 1487 – March 23, 1555), was pope from February 7, 1550 to 1555. ... Events February 7 - Julius III becomes Pope. ... Events January 16 - Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England. ... By region Italian Renaissance Northern Renaissance French Renaissance German Renaissance English Renaissance The Renaissance, also known as Il Rinascimento (in Italian), was an influential cultural movement which brought about a period of scientific revolution and artistic transformation, at the dawn of modern European history. ... Mannerism is the usual English term for an approach to all the arts, particularly painting but not exclusive to it, a reaction to the High Renaissance, emerging after the Sack of Rome in 1527 shook Renaissance confidence, humanism and rationality to their foundations, and even Religion had split apart. ...

A cascade empties into a basin.
A cascade empties into a basin.

Drawing inspiration (and much of the marble used for construction) from the nearby Villa Adriana (the palace of Emperor Hadrian) and reviving Roman techniques of hydraulic engineering to supply water to a sequence of fountains, the cardinal created an elaborate fantasy garden whose mixture of architectural elements and water features had an enormous influence on European landscape design. Download high resolution version (1024x710, 320 KB)Villa dEste, near Tivoli. ... Download high resolution version (1024x710, 320 KB)Villa dEste, near Tivoli. ... The villas recreation of Canopus, a resort near Alexandria, as seen from the temple of Serapis Theatrical masks of Tragedy and Comedy in refined mosaic, from the villa (Capitoline Museum, Rome) The Villa of the Emperor Hadrian at Tivoli, Italy, even in ruined condition is one of the most... Emperor Hadrian Publius Aelius Traianus Hadrianus (January 24, 76-July 10, 138), known as Hadrian in English, was Roman emperor from 117-138, and a member of the gens Aelia. ... The Roman Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Ancient Roman polity in the centuries following its reorganization under the leadership of Octavian (better known as Caesar Augustus), until its radical reformation in what was later to be known as the Byzantine Empire. ... Hydraulic engineering is a sub-discipline of civil engineering concerned with the flow and conveyance of fluids, principally water. ... Europe forms the westernmost part of Eurasia. ...


Pirro Ligorio was commissioned to lay out the gardens for the villa, with the assistance of Thomaso Chiruchi of Bologna, one of the most skilled hydraulic engineers of the 16th century, who had worked on the fountains at Villa Lante. At Villa d'Este he was assisted in the technical designs for the fountains by a Frenchman, Claude Venard, who was an experienced manufacturer of hydraulic organs. Pirro Ligori, (1510? - 1583) Italian architect, antiquarian and garden designer. ... Bologna (from Latin Bononia, BulÃ¥ggna in the local dialect) is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy, between the Po River and the Apennines. ... Hydraulics is a branch of science and engineering concerned with the use of liquids to perform mechanical tasks. ... Engineering is the application of science to the needs of humanity. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... The Jet dEau fountain in Lake Geneva in Geneva A traditional fountain is an arrangement where water issues from a source (Latin fons), fills a basin of some kind, and is drained away. ... Villa Lante at Bagnaia near Viterbo, attributed to Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (there is no contemporary documentation) is, with Bomarzo, one of the most famous Italian 16th century Mannerist gardens of surprises. ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... The Casavant pipe organ at Notre-Dame de Montréal Basilica, Montreal The organ is one of the oldest musical instruments in the western musical tradition, with a rich history connected with the Christian religion and civic ceremony. ...


The Villa was celebrated in poetry, painting and music, and is evoked in Liszt's "Les Jeux d'Eaux √† la Villa d'Este". It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Roman villa. ... Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is traditionally a written art form (although there is also an ancient and modern poetry which relies mainly upon oral or pictorial representations) in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ... The Mona Lisa is perhaps the best-known artistic painting in the Western world. ... Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Music Look up Music in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikisource, as part of the 1911 Encyclopedia Wikiproject, has original text related to this article: Music Meta has a page about this at: Music markup MusicNovatory: the science of music encyclopedia The... Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a virtuoso pianist and composer. ...


The grounds of the Villa d'Este also house the Museo Didattico del Libro Antico, a teaching museum for the study and conservation of antiquarian books.


See also

History of gardening: Tiburtine Sibyl // See also subsistence gardening, the art and craft of growing plants, considered as a circumscribed form of individual agriculture. ... Engraving of the Tiburtine Sibyl by Philip Galle, after a design by Antonius Bloclandt, Antwerp, 1575 To the classical sibyls of the Greeks, the Romans added a tenth, the Tiburtine Sibyl, whose seat was the ancient Etruscan town of Tibur (modern Tivoli). ...


External links

  • Villa d'Este - Official Site
  • Villa d'Este - a Gardens Guide review
  • The Villa d'Este Garden -- The Mirror of Dreams

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According to Pliny, there were two kinds of villas, the villa urbana, which was a country seat, and the villa rustica, the farm-house, occupied by the servants who had charge generally of the estate.
The Villa Boscoreale near Pompeii, which was excavated in 189394, was an example of the villa rustica, in which the principal room was the kitchen, with the bakery and stables beyond and room for the wine presses, oil presses, hand mill, andc.
In the proximity of other towns in Italy there are numerous villas, of which the example best known is that of the Villa Rotunda or Capra near Vicenza, which was copied by Lord Burlington in his house at Chiswick.
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