Private tour from Rome to Tivoli including Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este
- Emperor Hadrian's Villa
- Villa D'Este Gardens and Fountains
- Hotel Pick-up
- Private driver
- Private friendly guide
The private tour to the Villas of Tivoli is one of the most spectacular excursions to the surroundings of Rome.
The tour will begin in the morning at a time of your choice with the private driver pick-up at your hotel (or apartment).
Together with your private guide they will take you to the Villa of Emperor Hadrian, located about 45 minutes drive from the center of Rome. Your guide, an archaeologist or art historian, will lead you through this amazing site, built by Hadrian as a suburban retreat in the 2nd Century AD. It was a vast complex made of over thirty buildings, including palaces, temples, thermae, theater, libraries, state rooms and quarters for praetorians (the private guards of the emperor) and slaves. The different shapes and architectures (Egyptian, Greek) were probably inspired by the many travels done by Hadrian in the different provinces of the Roman Empire. It is one of the most well preserved archaeological sites of ancient Rome.
In the town of Tivoli there will be time for a quick break to enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant. The tour will continue to Villa D'Este, built in the mid 1500 for Cardinal Ippolito II D'Este, grandson of Pope Alexander VI. The villa is world famous for its spectacular gardens designed by Pirro Ligorio in late Renaissance-Mannerist style. The terraced gardens are enriched by many differently shaped fountains and water features that had an enormous influence on the style of landscape design throughout Europe in the following centuries. Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa are both Unesco World Heritage Sites.
At the end of the visit, the driver will take you back to your hotel in Rome.
Private guide officially licensed, private driver, all transportation cost
Food, drinks, entrance fees to be paid on the spot (Hadrian's Villa: 12 Euro per person, Villa D'Este: 11 Euro per person)
Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, Polish
At your hotel/apartment in Rome
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended