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Tivoli Villa d’Este and Villa Adriana 2018-02-11T18:16:05+00:00

Tivoli Villa d’Este and Villa Adriana

This itinerary will take you about 25 km from Rome to discover marvelous villas in the enchanting town of Tivoli. On the road that leads from Rome to Tivoli you will find the largest villa that appears to have belonged to a Roman emperor, Villa Adriana, which testifies to the extraordinary level of skill achieved by Roman architecture.

It was built on a much larger area of the site of Pompeii, between 118 and 138 d. C. by order of Emperor Hadrian, who actively participated in the design of the entire nucleus. Adriano was in fact a very experienced architect and his interference with buildings during his term of office is not rare. The villa is in fact full of architectural innovations, designed to surprise and enchant the guests of the time and today’s visitors.

Right in the center of the town you will be enchanted by Villa d’Este, built in 1550 by Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este. This villa is famous for its artistic wonders and in particular, for the numerous water games that transport the visitor in a palace of bygone times.

The famous garden is characterized by an impressive number of fountains, caves and nymphaeums, with its plays of water is a world rarity and is an inimitable model of Mannerist and at the same time baroque garden.

The villa has a lift from the street level to the upper terrace of the garden and a service of electric vehicles to allow wheelchair users access to the garden and fountains.

The Tour includes:

Local tourist guide in Italian, English (other languages on request)
pick up from Port of Civitavecchia / Fiumicino Airport / Ciampino Airport / Railway Stations / Hotel in Rome, with minivan equipped for disabled people (round trip)

Useful information

Villa d’Este closed on Monday morning.

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