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TIVOLI

half day tour to one of Rome’s countryside most spectacular site visiting the amazing residence of Emperor Hadrian and the magnificent Villa d’Este, outstanding example of refined renaissance patricians taste.
suitable for children
some steep paths and stairs climbing involved

Heading east from Rome drive to the ancient hilltop medieval town of Tivoli. Visit Hadrian’s villa, outstanding roman archaeological site, with impressive ruins of emperor Hadrian favourite residence that appear to be rather those of a city than of a villa. Enter through the “Poikile”, reconstruction of a portico in ancient Athens. See the charming monumental “ Marine Theatre”, miniature island surrounded by a moat and beautiful ionic marble columns. Walk past the ruins of great libraries to the Hospitalia, charming guest house with nicely preserved mosaic floors. See the Heliocaminus, amazing thermal bath. Centuries old olive trees line your path to the huge ruins of the imperial palace and the Golden Square with its gardens and nympheus. Next see the Small and Large Baths, with beautifully preserved “calidarium” steam rooms and stucco decorated frigidarium”. Walk to the villa’s spectacular highlight, the “Canopus”, Hadrian’s reproduction of a sacred site in Egyptian city of Canopus. The long fish pond facing the temple recalls the canal connecting the Nile to Alexandria. A short drive takes you to world famous Villa d’Este. Visit the magnificent renaissance home of Cardinal d’Este, 16th century great art patron. See beautifully frescoed rooms in the state apartment and the spectacular park with countless breathtaking fountains, centuries old trees and impressive panoramic views. On the way back to the car, stroll through a picturesque street market with colourful souvenirs stalls.

Tour includes:

chauffeur driven airclimatized limousine transportation
English speaking guide lecturer
admission fees to both Hadrian’s Villa and the Villa d’Este

price per person

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4 to 6

7 to 14

175

145

109

85

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