Drive from Rome through the Roman Countryside, along the Via Tiburtina. We will approach the Hilltop Town of Tivoli, the ancient Tibur, a 3000 year old city and former enemy of Rome. We will stop first for a 2 hour tour of Hadrian’s Villa, probably the most marvellous building that a human mind has ever conceived.
It’s like a reproduction of the Emperors world’s and memories in a complex the size of a mid-size city.
There will be time for lunch in the Restaurant La Sibilla, next to the ancient Roman temples and perched on top of the cliffs, with dramatic views on the waterfall of Tivoli. Delicious food will be served on the Terrazza overlooking the Valley of the Aniene and to the side of the Temple of the Sibilla Tiburtina.
In the afternoon, we will go for a 2 hour stroll in the beautiful gardens of Villa D’Este, a magnificent late Renaissance villa built by the architect Pirro Ligorio for the Cardinal D’Este, Lucretia Borgia’s son. Not influential enough to become a Pope, the Cardinal created a beautiful park on the outskirts of Rome.
Both Villas are UNESCO World Heritage and a visit to Rome is not complete without touring this authentic gem. On your tour, enjoy pickup and drop off from your accommodation in Rome by a private driver and van for the day. Our expert, local Guide will bring to life the stories and the lives of the two great personalities that created the Villa Emperor Hadrian and the Cardinal D’Este.
Pricing (inclusive of transport and tickets)
Group of 1 €955.00 (total)
Group of 2 €995.00 (total)
Group of 3 €1,045.00 (total)
Group of 4 €1,095.00 (total)
Group of 5 €1,135.00 (total)
Group of 6 €1,175.00 (total)
Group of 7 €1,215.00 (total)
Group of 8 €1,295.00 (total)
Group from 9 to 15 €149.00 (per participant)
Group from 16 to 25 €125.00 (per participant)
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