A wonderful day-trip from Rome to the villas of Tivoli
The excursion to Tivoli is one of the most beautiful day-trips to the surroundings of Rome. It is a full-day private tour to visit the villa of Emperor Hadrian, a magnificent palace of ancient Rome, the Renaissance Villa D’Este, with its famous gardens and fountains, and Villa Gregoriana with thick woodlands, waterfalls and Ancient remains.
We will start with the visit to the fascinating ruins of Emperor Hadrian’s villa, built in the early 2nd century as a retreat from Rome for the Emperor.
It was a complex of over thirty buildings, including palaces, thermae, a theatre, temples, libraries, state rooms and quarters for praetorians and slaves, covering an area of at least one square kilometer. The different shapes and architectures are told to be inspired by the many trips of the emperor in various parts of the Empire.
We will then continue to the Renaissance Villa d’Este, world famous for the spectacular gardens and fountains.
The cardinal Ippolito II d’Este commissioned this villa to the famous architect Pirro Ligorio . The gardens are an artistic and natural marvel built on different levels: among the trees, the statues, the green and the fountains, from each terrace you will enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding landscape.
We’ll then get some lunch in a typical restaurant on a side of the famous Villa Gregoriana with thick woodlands, waterfalls and Ancient remains.
The villas of Tivoli are about one hour drive from the center of Rome. This tour includes a private limo with driver and a private tour guide.
Itinerary: Emperor Hadrian’s Villa, Villa D’Este and Villa Gregoriana.
Duration: approx. 8 hours (including 1 hour break for lunch);
Meeting point: clients’ hotel in Rome;
Meeting time: 9.00 AM;
Private guide: included;
Radio whispers (for groups larger than 4 people; 4 Euros per person): not included;
Entrance fees (25 Euros per person): not included;
Transportation (chauffeured limo, minibus or bus): included;
Driving time: 1 hour (each way);
Meals and drinks: not included;
My name is Max Leotta and I am a tour guide in Rome, Italy.