The Splendours of Tivoli Villas and Gardens
Highlights of the tour and options:
- Hadrian's Villa: the ancient ruins of the Imperial complex outside Rome of Emperor Hadrian.
- The visit of Villa D'Este: the splendid Renaissance estate famous for its finely decorated fountains and manicured gardens, its frescoes strongly praised for their beauty.
- We can arrange for a private local guide to accompany you in the visit of the villas.
This tour is ideal for those who wish to immerse in the tranquillity of the Roman countryside and discover the wonders of the beautiful hilltop town of Tivoli, its splendid villas and fine gardens.
A popular destination for the Roman elite of the past. This beautiful town is enriched by elaborate fountains and beautiful landscapes that are lost to sight, but above all, by its two famous villas: Villa Adriana and Villa d’Este, important historic sites.
During this tour, our driver will assist you with the utmost courtesy and availability, ensuring your comfort and the organisation of various activities agreed upon. Furthermore, he will recommend the most suitable and attractive places for your lunch at Tivoli.
The ruins of Hadrian's Villa are a massive Imperial residential complex which covers an area of about 120 hectares and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. It was commissioned by the emperor Hadrian in the 2nd Century. The opulence of the extraordinary artistic and architectural works contained therein such as fountains, pools and theatres. It will be easy to imagine the extraordinary kind of life led by an emperor of ancient Rome.
Villa d'Este instead, represents one of the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance and included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. It was commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito d'Este in 15th Century primarily as a place of entertainment for the caste of his wealthy guests with the aim to impress them and surprises them. Villa d'Este has within it the beautiful and manicured gardens and elaborate fountains finely adorned.