Tivoli: the ancient beauty of the Villas

 

         

Short description

Art and beauty during the Roman and renaissance period: a complete tour to appreciate the glory of the past by visiting the two roman villas of Tivoli: Villa Adriana and Villa d’Este.

Highlights

  • Villa Adriana
  • Villa d’Este
  • fountains

Tour Description:

Tivoli was an ancient resort area famed for it’s beauty and its good water and for this reason appreciated by the Roman high society, e.g. the emperor Adriano. He built Villa Adriana of which you can visit the ruins. Moving to the city center you can also discover the Renaissance styled Villa d’Este, a gorgeuos settinf surrounded by a spectacular terraced garden. Enjoy the beauty of its cascades, water tanks, water jets and fountains. Swap the hustle and bustle of Rome for a serene full-day excursion in Tivoli, the picturesque countryside town and home to Hadrian’s Villa and the Villa d’Este, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and masterpie- ces of opulence and delight.

Swap the hustle and bustle of Rome for a serene full-day excursion in Tivoli, the picturesque countryside town and home to Hadrian’s Villa and the Villa d’Este, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and masterpie- ces of opulence and delight. The first of these ‘get away’ villas dates to the second century and the second to the sixteenth century. Hadrian was the most widely travelled emperor as well as an amateur architect, and his villa is full of innovative designs based on iconic places he visited throughout the Roman Empire. The Villa d’Este, on the other hand, was built by Cardinal Ippolito d’Este to console himself after a failed bid for the papacy. It is best known for its incredible fountains designed by Pirro Ligorio.

Availability: year round

Days of Operation: daily except monday

Duration: 8,5 hours

Tour starts: 08.45 AM

Meeting point: I’ll wait for you with a signature of your name in “Largo della Pace snc” Civitavecchia. It is the meeting point and last stop of the port free shuttle bus (that picks up you from the boat). 

Pick-up and drop off: Terminal Cruise Shuttle bus – Largo della Pace, Civitavecchia.

Included:

  • Pick up and drop off from “Largo della Pace SNC” in Civitavecchia;
  • ticket entrance fee Villa Adriana and Villa D’Este;
  • lunch in a typical restaurant.
  • transfer to Tivoli single and return


Not included: gratuity if you are pleased with the service

Additional services on requestAir Force historical Museum” with 50% discount.

Useful information:

We suggest to wear comfortable shoes and remember that is not permitted to visit churches in shorts, miniskirts or uncovered shoulders. The tour can be changed  without notice due to weather and traffic. You can start the tour directly from the meeting point. Visitors could be asked an ID/Passport for security reasons, please make sure you have a valid one with you

 

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