Sunday, February 17, 2008

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Since I won't be going to Italy this year (at least as far as I know), I've been keeping myself busy and amused with designing my backyard. I didn't finish it with the rest of the house because I look at the garden as something you develop over time. I was saving this photo from the Villa d'Este in Italy for a post this summer when it would be 113 Fahrenheit outside. And, I could look at this refreshing, cool photo and not feel the summer heat. I really didn't want a water feature in the backyard, as we suffer from mosquitos.

Plus, I don't have this kind of acreage in my backyard.
For a feature quite like this.
So things will have to be scaled down a bit.

It is a lovely place although not the easiest place to get to on public transportation (or I fear by car either).

But, it is dreamy enough to have made it onto the UNESCO world heritage sites.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful gardens :) said...

great pics! You're so right, it takes time to make a great garden with character. good luck!

Cherrye said...

Those are great pics! Where is that again?? I gotta go!

homebody at heart said...

Maryann - Thank you!

Joe - Thank you, too!

Cherrye - The Villa d'Este is located in Tivoli which is outside of Rome. I think that it is also known as the Tivoli Gardens. Have you been to the Palazzo Reale in Caserta? That is closer to your neck of the woods. It was built to rival Versaille. I ran out of time and didn't get to go. :( But thanks for stopping by!