Duration: 6 hours (starting at 9:00am)
Your English speaking driver-guide will meet you at your hotel in the city centre or any other place as previously arranged then you will depart to Tivoli, about 40 minutes drive northeast of Rome. At the foot of the ‘Tiburtini hills’ lies the archeological site of “Hadrian’s Villa” the imperial residence of the emperor Hadrian when the Roman Empire was at its maximum extent and power. In ancient times this little town named “Tibur” was a favorite summer residence of roman nobility from the 2nd century BC consequently Hadrian built a luxurious country retreat here covering an area of 120 hectares, the largest of all the imperial villa complexes with over 30 buildings.
Following you will visit “Villa d’ Este”, conceived and commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito II D’Este in the 16th century, when he was elected Governor of Tivoli. The entire complex structured by a severe geometric system of paths, slopes, and steps constantly alternated by fountains, grottoes, and arched walks is defined as the peak of European garden concepts.
Before heading back you’ll have lunch in a typical local restaurant just next to an old Roman Temple dated 2nd century BC, “La Sibilla”.
- if possible wear or take with you comfortable shoes even if walking is limited.
- watch out for your wallet and bags; it is recommended not to wear valuable jewelry.
- Entrance to Hadrian’s Villa 8 Euro per person;
- Entrance to Villa d’Este 8 Euro per person (closed on Mondays);
Price includes shared vehicle with driver-guide.
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Payment DOES NOT include meals, entrance fees and gratuity.
For more passengers we use additional vehicles due to the strict Italian laws and regulations about public transportation carrying more than 8 people, in any case don’t hesitate to contact us for a quote.
Note that the driver-guide will not enter sites although giving explanations from the vehicle of what you are seeing. Only Official Licensed Guides are allowed to escort you inside places and, on your request, we can provide such service at an extra cost. The vehicle will accompany you for the entire tour.
To book our Shared Tours you have to pre-pay the lowest fee by credit card as guarantee then paying the balance due, if any depending on total number of people in the group, at the end of service with cash money. We don’t accept credit cards as a form of payment on the day of service, we only accept cash in Euro and/or US$; if US$ we will give you the exchange rate of the day before the service increased by 5 cents.
Important notice: once you join or create a Group booking the service with your credit card payment, your Shared Tour is confirmed with us, even if you do not reach the maximum number of people, and the price per person only depends on the final Group size.
We continuously add dates so, please, check it often and let us know if you have any particular request or need additional information. Contact us and we’ll be glad to assist you making your vacation FANTASTICO!