Villa d'Este

Italian Renaissance villa, commissioned by Ippolito d'Este son of Alfonso I and Lucrezia Borgia (Ferrara 1509 - Rome 1572), on a site that was once the site of a Roman villa. It appears on the UNESCO World Heritage List. 

It was built by the architect Pirro Logorio,  starting in about 1550 and lasted approximately 20 years. The water that gushes from the numerous fountains and which is still admired today in its maximum splendor, is taken directly from the Aniene river through an underground canal 600 meters long. The entire complex extends for 4 hectares and includes, in addition to the palace residential, a garden adorned with tree-lined avenues and hedges, and numerous fountains, true works of art.