Conceptio in Itinere

Tivoli and the Villas

Villa D'Este & Villa Adriana, enchanting country houses of history and design
length 4hrs approx  Available: everyday am/pm except on Monday



In Tivoli, an ancient town on a hilltop overlooking olive groves, you will first visit
Villa Adriana, the most magnificent and best preserved residence of the Roman Imperial Era, the Plauzi Mausoleum, the Fortress of Pope Pius II and then Villa d’Este which has the right to be known as one of the most splendid country houses of the Renaissance.
Initially it was a convent, chosen by Ippolito D’Este the Governor of Tivoli - son of Alfonso d’Este and Lucrezia Borgia - as his residence.
It was one of the first villas with a garden, designed by Pirro Ligorio. His project gave new ideas of geometric and architectural perspective for Italian-style gardens to the world. Villa D’Este was used as a model by some architects to design other great villas in Rome, Florence and Caprarola, near Viterbo. Villa D'Este garden is considered to be one of the wonders of Rome's surroundings donating to the visitors the possibility to admire the fanciful waterspouts of the fountains. (Please note that the fountains works from June to September, Frid./Sun.)

 

Tour includes: transportation with private vehicle, authorized local English speaking guide, entrance fees to Villa D’Este and Villa Adriana. As additional proposal, we can arrange Lunch in one of the Restaurants of Tivoli before coming back to Rome. Supplement for this service can be quoted separately.
Villa D’Este will be open also at night every Friday & Saturday 03rd from Jul. to 13th Sept.’2013, on request we can organize tour.

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Images: fountains of Villa D'Este and detail of Villa Adriana inTivoli.