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  Some of the sumptuous gardens
by iandsmith

There's one thing you can say about some of the Catholic hierarchy, they certainly weren't shy about flaunting their wealth.
This piece of extravagance is to be found on the outskirts of Rome in the suburb of Tivoli, a favoured hillside area in the past.
Cardinal Ippolito D'Este had his villa and gardens designed for him by Pirro Ligorio in the 16th century.

Directions: West of Rome

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  • Written Apr 23, 2003
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