Tour to Tivoli, villa d’Este, half day from Rome

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A small journey through history about 30 km from Rome that will take you to the discovery of wonderful villas in the enchanting city of Tivoli. Before arriving in the city there is Villa Adriana the largest, the archaeological villa of the emperor Hadrian, testimony of the extraordinary level of Roman architecture. In the city you will be enchanted after visiting Villa d’Este, famous for its artistic wonders and, in particular, for the numerous water features that transport visitors to a world of bygone eras. The splendid scenery that this suggestive territory offers has been a favorite destination for poets, painters and rich aristocrats who have reached it since the 19th century as a stop on the famous “Grand tour”, a fascinating journey through archeology, history, places of worship and naturalistic landscapes in Tivoli that you do not expect; cultivated by the love of its citizens and appreciated over the centuries by tourists and lovers of natural beauty. Both villas are Unesco heritage

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Duration: 5 hours
Starts: Rome, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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A small journey through history about 30 km from Rome that will take you to the discovery of wonderful villas in the enchanting city of Tivoli. Before arriving in the city there is Villa Adriana the largest, the archaeological villa of the emperor Hadrian, testimony of the extraordinary level of Roman architecture. In the city you will be enchanted after visiting Villa d’Este, famous for its artistic wonders and, in particular, for the numerous water features that transport visitors to a world of bygone eras. The splendid scenery that this suggestive territory offers has been a favorite destination for poets, painters and rich aristocrats who have reached it since the 19th century as a stop on the famous “Grand tour”, a fascinating journey through archeology, history, places of worship and naturalistic landscapes in Tivoli that you do not expect; cultivated by the love of its citizens and appreciated over the centuries by tourists and lovers of natural beauty. Both villas are Unesco heritage

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Stop At: Tivoli, Tivoli, Province of Rome, Lazio

8.00 Departure from your accommodation from Rome with a luxury car and with our English-Spanish speaking driver to Tivoli. The ancient Latin city named Tibur, boasts an origin and a millenary history much more archaic than Rome (1215 BC) as evidenced by the Sanctuary of Ercole Vincitore, a sacred structure dating back to the 2nd century BC Currently the image of this city is linked to its three magnificent villas that decorate it everywhere: Villa Adriana, Villa d’Este and the Villa Gregoriana landscape, a splendid and fascinating natural park in the countryside, where it is possible to enjoy a delicious lunch ( not included) in a historic and typical restaurant of the place.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Villa d’Este, Piazza Trento 5, 00019, Tivoli Italy

Villa d’Este was built during the Renaissance in the sixteenth century, it is a true masterpiece of the Italian garden, immense and extraordinary in the landscape, artistic and historical context of the city of Tivoli, with numerous fountains, caves, nymphaeums, water features and music plumbing that leaves its visitors speechless, the territory is full of ravines, caves and waterfalls. These imposing buildings and terraces above the terraces make us think of one of the wonders of the ancient world, the “Gardens of Babylon” while the water supply, with an aqueduct and a tunnel under the city, recalls the engineering wisdom of the ancient Romans.
Villa D’Este is closed every Monday morning and opens at 14.00

Duration: 2 hours



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