Enjoy one of the most classical excursions to discover the beauty of the roman countryside!
The tour is a idyllic excursion to Tivoli (located about 45 minutes from Rome) and consists of a visit to the two wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Hadrian’s Villa and Villa D’Este.
Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Adriana) is complex of over 30 buildings, covering an area of 250 acres (120 hectares) of which much is still unexcavated. It was built in the 2nd century AD at the request of the Emperor Hadrian in Tivoli – holiday location during the Roman Empire, as an idealistic representation of a city where Egyptian, Greek and Roman architectural styles blend.
Villa D’Este is a fine example of Renaissance architecture which symbolise the flowering of Renaissance culture. Beautiful gardens and hundreds of fountains are the prime attraction of this gorgeous summer villa built in 1550 for Cardinal Ippolito D’Este, son of the infamous Lucrezia Borgia.
***ADMISSION TICKETS ARE NOT INCLUDED***
***HOURS OF OPERATION***
Villa d’Este is CLOSED every Monday, January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.
9 am – 5 pm from January 2 to January 31
9 am – 6 pm from February 1 to February 29
9 am – 6. 30 pm from March 1 to last Saturday of March
9 am – 6. 30 pm from last Sunday of March to April 30
9 am – 7 pm from September 1 to September 30
9 am – 5 pm from last Sunday of October to 31 December
9 am – 7. 30 pm from May 1 to August 31
9 am – 6. 30 pm from October 1 to last Saturday of October
Opening hours: from 9 am to one hour before sunset
Closed: January 1st, December 25th
Ticket office: closes one hour before closing time.
MEETING LOCATION + TOUR DURATION
Meeting location: At the lobby of your hotel
End location: At your hotel
Duration: 7 hours
Transportation with a professional driver with luxury and air conditioned minivan (Mercedes Vito or Viano) that fits up to 7 passengers (pick up/drop off to your hotel and availability for the entire day!).
* My services as your private local guide: 7-hours led by an expert historian (Ph.D. of History) and higly experienced licensed tourist guide.
* Transportation with a professional driver with luxury and air conditioned minivan (Mercedes Vito or Viano) that fits up to 7 passengers (pick up/drop off to your hotel and availability for the entire day!).
ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED
16 EUR – per person
Villa d’Este: Full ticket: € 8
Villa Adriana: Full ticket: € 8
– These fares may vary in conjunction with exhibitions set inside the Villas
– For the UNDER 18 the admission is FREE OF CHARGE!
***PLEASE NOTE*** I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver or we can take a cab.