Villa d’Este, Rome off the beaten path

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Apart from the topmost things to do, I’m always looking for hidden gems (off the tourist map) when we visit a new country. I’m glad we found Villa d’Este in Italy, which is about an hour drive from Rome.

It is an Italian Villa nestled in the countryside with sweeping views of Rome. There are many gardens, hundreds of fountains, cascades and the grottoes.

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It was a nice change from Rome as we got to see the Italian countryside and some olive tree plantations on our way.

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The nearby town of Tivoli has many quaint streets, historical buildings and restaurants. It is a perfect place for a day trip for the entire family.

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