This is a beautiful tailor-made tour that will take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city of Rome, to take you on a private excursion to the ancient city of Tivoli. This small town, located approximately 50 minutes’ drive from Rome, is home to Villa d’Este and Villa Adriana which are a UNESCO World Heritage sites and masterpiece of opulence and delight.
Accompanied by your private guide you will discover the most daring landscape building of the Renaissance, designed for Cardinal Ippolito d’Este by architects who forced a natural creek to run between thousands of fountains before reaching the valley. Time to stroll the city of Tivoli and for lunch on your own. You will than proceed to Villa Adriana an innovative and striking example of Roman architecture. You will be intrigued by the Teatro marittimo, one of the first constructions of the noble residence, and by the Canopus complex with its large rectangular pool surrounded by wonderful sculptures that reflects the fascinating Serapeum, the temple dedicated to Serapis.
Before you leave make sure you see the Pecile, a huge garden with colonnades and central swimming pool, the Antinoeion, the sacred area that probably housed the tomb of Hadrian’s young favorite, the famous Antinous, and the Great and Small Baths, elegantly decorated with the area below reserved for personnel.
This is a perfect opportunity to learn about the lavish and extravagant lifestyle of rich noble families during the Renaissance and the Roman Empire!
- Private guide at disposal for 6 hours
- Private deluxe chauffeured vehicle at disposal for 6 hours
- Admission Tickets for Villa D'Este
- Admission Tickets for Villa Adriana
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