A 7-hour car and walking – with an authorized tour guide available upon request – to the discovery of the Roman Villa Adriana and the Renaissance Villa D’Este, two splendid villas from two different ages.
About 30 km (18.6 miles) northeast of Rome, at the foot of the Tiburtini hills, lies Tivoli, which is well worth a visit, mainly to see the Villa Adriana and the Villa D’Este. Emperor Hadrian (ruled 117-138) built a luxurious country estate covering an area of 120 hectares. The ruins can only hint at the grandeur and beauty of this residence that was the largest of all the imperial villa complexes. When Cardinal Ippolito D’Este was appointed Governor of Tivoli in 1550, he commissioned Pirro Ligorio to redesign a former Benedictine monastery as his residence in the town. The three-story Villa D’Este owes its fame to its magnificent gardens much more than to its Mannerist frescoes; this gardens, structured by a geometric system of paths, ramps, and steps that is repeatedly interrupted by fountains, grottoes and arched walks, are regarded as one of the peaks of European garden art.
The tour includes car pick up from the hotel, transfers to Tivoli, Villa Adriana, typical restaurant (meals not included in the price), Villa D’Este, and back to hotel.
The tour is for individuals as well as for small groups; and it includes private guide, private car transfers and site tickets.
We suggest you to wear confortable clothes ad shoes, and in the summer months to wear sunglasses and sunhats.