A delicate design for any occasion, our hand blown Villa d'Este glassware is beautiful enough to grace any table for a dinner with friends and family. The Villa d'Este, commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, created a palatial setting surrounded by a spectacular terraced garden in the late-Renaissnace manner style. The design took advantage of the dramatic slope where the villa was being built, but required innovations to bring in sufficient water supply. The designers employed cascades, water tanks, troughs and pools, water jets and fountains. The result is one of the series of great 17th century villas with water-play structures in the hills surrounding the Roman Campagna. Our Villa d’Este Collection of glassware reflects the shimmering beauty of the water and the sophisticated design of the terraced gardens.