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As we had limited time in Rome we chose this tour as it only takes half a day due to the fact you leave earlier, the car is faster than a bus and you don't have a long lunch break in Tivoli like the bus tours. The guide and driver in a Mercedes met us at our apartment at 8.30. We drove to both villas for our private tours. Due to the early start we were at the Villas before the tour bus crowds. Both Villas are definitely worth a visit from Rome. We arrived back in Rome at lunch time and were dropped off at the Colosseum with plenty of time to have lunch and visit more sites in Rome. The guide was informative and the driver very polite with a spotless luxury car. The price was a lot cheaper than alternative companies for private tours.
Despite the deterioration of the buildings one could reconstruct the wonderful archirectural design and stunning engineering achievements time - 118 - 138 AD. Site management should provide better signage for visitors so they don't have to interpret where to go after each site is visited. That is the map should include the walking path with arrows directing visitors from site to site. Currently, it is up to the visiot to work out where the next stop is - wasting a lot of time and creating a certain amount of stress that some might be missed, as happened to us.
It was an excellent tour guided by Giuseppe, he not only made it funny and enjoyable, but added plenty of historical, artistic and architectural details. Both places are breathtaking and a must see for people who dont like to make the average Joe tour. Additionally, the lunch time at Tivoli was very nice, regrettably there is short time to sightsee this beautiful place. I must say that I don't like guided tours, but this was really amazing, in content and with the best tour guide ever, Giuseppe!
This was a long day but I really enjoyed this day. The tour guide was easy to understand in English. I wish I would have read more about the area before I went. The guide gave us a lot of background information which was very helpful. I thought I would like Hadrians Villa the best but we all enjoyed the Villa D'Este the most. It was nice to get out of Rome for a few hours. The bus appeared to be brand new.
We had a lovely day. The group leader was funny. He was informative and knew a lot without overloading us with too much information. There was lots of time to look around and soak in the atmosphere. I left understanding how these 2 buildings and gardens related to each other. The gardens and fountains of Villa D'Este were beautiful. It was one of the best things to do when in Rome. Highly recommended.