The Villa d'Este is a villa situated at Tivoli, near Rome. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, it is a masterpiece of Italian architecture and garden design. The chief painter of the ambitious internal decoration was Livio Agresti from Forlì.
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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.