Together with your private guide, the driver will come to pick you up you at the hotel, and will take you to Tivoli (about one hour drive from the center of Rome). The visit will start with the fascinating ruins of Hadrian's imperial 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.
After the visit to the Imperial Villa we will have a short break for lunch. After the break, the tour will continue to the Renaissance gardens of the Villa d'Este, famous for its hundreds of fountains. The cardinal Ippolito II d'Este built this villa, which today is owned by the Italian State. The gardens, designed by Pirro Ligorio, are spectacular and built on different levels and from each terrace you will enjoy beautiful views. These gardens are decorated with marvellous fountains that are one of the most fascinating sites of Rome and surrounding.
- Tour type: tour with limo
- Duration: 7 hours
* 650 Euro for 2-3 persons
* 700 Euro for 3-6 persons.
Also see tour packages in:
Europe Italy History Whiz Archeology/History