Cardinal Ippolito II D'Este, who originally commissioned the garden, might have had a bit of a thing about breasts.....
Even outside the Villa there is sculpture and water,
This is a fantastic garden to explore. It is very steep with lots of steps and slopes and you discover things as you turn each corner. As a statement garden I did like it, it has the wow factor that you expect, in fact probably more wow than you expect. It was a good visit and we returned to the hotel happy, tired and with our legs feeling a little achey from all the steps.
So onwards we went as the tour continued.
Hortus Romam 1 - Rome
Hortus Romam 2 - Villa Adriana
Hortus Romam 3 - Villa Lante
Hortus Romam 4 - Villa Farnese
Hortus Romam 6 - Ninfa
Hortus Romam Finiti
* Holidays in the Sun Cook/Jones/Rotten/Vicious 1977