Unesco Jewels: Tivoli and its Villas
Unesco Jewels: Tivoli and its Villas - duration 5h
Visit a world-famous town and its wonderful Roman villas. Spend a lovely day in a natural environment and explore the Renaissance-style Villa d’ Este.
Take a trip to Tivoli, the ancient resort town famous for its beauty and its clean water. See its many Roman villas, including the ruins of the most famous one which still remain - Villa Adriana. Relax and enjoy the trip to the small town of Tivoli, just a few kilometers from Rome, in an amazing natural setting between the Eternal City and the Sabine Hills to the east of Rome. Villa Adriana is the town's most amazing architectural feature and dates back to Ancient Roman times. It was built in the second century AD by Emperor Hadrian. The villa features different architectural styles, including Egyptian, Roman and Athenian, and was designed to be part of an “ideal city”. This unmissable tour of the villa is a must. It is a masterpiece that uniquely combines the greatest cultural symbols of the ancient world.
Next, you will explore the Renaissance-style Villa d’ Este, in a wonderful palatial setting encircled by a beautiful terraced garden. Marvel at the beauty of its fountains, water systems and cascades. The villa includes a masterpiece of the Italianate garden, embellished with many breathtaking fountains, nymphs and grottoes inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient world.
You will return to Rome in the afternoon.
• Villa Adriana (Inside visit)
• Villa D’ Este (inside visit)
• Transportation from centrally located hotels
• Professional guide
• Entrance tickets
• 1st May