Tour detail

Tivoli - Local Tour

This is a 8-hour driving tour.
You'll be visiting two remarkable Roman archeological sites, the Villa Adriana and the
Renaissance Villa D'Este. Since they were built during two different historical periods, it will be
interesting to note their similarities and differences. Your English speaking tour-manager will pick
you up at your hotel. Villa Adriana is located in Tivoli, about 19 miles northeast of Rome, at the
foot of the Tiburtini Hills. In ancient times, beginning in the 2nd century BC, this little town was
a favorite summer residence of Roman nobility. Here lies what remains of the imperial residence of
the Emperor Hadrian, the Villa Adriana. He had this huge and luxurious country estate built on an
area of 120 square hectares. Its size made it the largest of all the imperial villa complexes at
that time. Its scale reveals that it was constructed at the height of the Roman Empire's power.
After visiting this amazing archeological complex, we'll stop for lunch* in a typical, local restaurant.
You'll be able to indulge in tasting handmade pastas, mixed appetizers and excellent house wines.
Our next stop will be at the Renaissance complex known as Villa D'Este. It was conceived and
commissioned by the Cardinal of Ferrera, Ippolito D'Este while he was governor of Tivoli.
The entire complex is a highly structured geometric system of paths, ramps and steps. They are
interrupted by alternating fountains, grottoes and arched walks. This was considered to be an
excellent example of the concept of
European gardens.

This tour is for a party of up to 14 people.
It includes private car transfers and a fluent,
English speaking tour-manager.

Professional guides for Villa Adriana and Villa
D'Este are available upon request.
The audio-guide system is available at the entrance

Meals, professional guide, audio-guide system,
and site tickets are not included in the price.

We suggest that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes. In the warm weather, please remember
to use your sunglasses and sunhats.

Feel free to contact us for answers to questions
and price estimates.

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