Italy — 2015 inset suckle

Villa d'Este


Villa d'Este is acclaimed for its elaborate water gardens and statuary.  Waterfalls burble and fountains gush all over the place, and the effect is that the entire area is a cooling oasis throughout the warmer months. 



One of the many fountains in the grounds.  For a close-up of the gloriette behind it, click the eagle.



At the end of the Canal Garden is a collection of random (it seems) statuary.  To the right of the standing figure is a representation of Romulus and Remus who are considered to be the founders of Rome. Click it.