Decision : CONF 208 X.A
Villa d'Este, Tivoli (Italy)
Property: Villa d'Este, Tivoli
Id. N°: 1025
State Party: Italy
Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)(vi)
The Committee inscribed the Villa d'Este, Tivoli on the World Heritage List under criteria (i), (ii), (iii),(iv) and (vi):
Criterion (i): The Villa d'Este is one of the most outstanding examples of Renaissance culture at its apogee.
Criterion (ii): The gardens of the Villa d'Este had a profound influence on the development of garden design throughout Europe.
Criterion (iii): The principles of Renaissance design and aesthetics are illustrated in an exceptional manner by the gardens of the Villa d'Este.
Criterion (iv): The gardens of the Villa d'Este are among the earliest and finest of the giardini delle meraviglie and symbolize the flowering of Renaissance culture.
Criterion (vi): The Villa d'Este, with its palace and garden, bears exceptional testimony to the Italian Renaissance and has been a source of artistic inspiration ever since its creation.