Villa Gregoriana

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

After my disappointment with the non-functioning water gardens at Villa d’Este, I was ready to just get back on the train to Rome; I wasn’t interested in seeing another villa.  Luckily, my curiosity to see anything and everything new got the better of me, and I stopped at Villa Gregoriana, which isn’t really a villa except in a Roman ruin kind of way.  It’s actually a lush green park in a canyon with a distinctly grotto-like feel.  Even walking around during a rain storm, it was magical and I’m so happy to have found this little piece of paradise.

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Safety features are so different in Italy, Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Safety features are so different in Italy, Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli