Tivoli: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Tour
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- Duration: 5 hours
From US$ 207.70
From US$ 207.70
Start this 5-hour tour of Tivoli from Rome from Piazza Esquilino, with stunning views of the Colosseum from one of the 7 hills of the city, and drive through the Via Tiburtina, passing Castro Pretorio, the Baths of Tivoli, and Ponte Lucano (Lucano Bridge). Your destination is Hadrian's Villa, built in the 2nd century by Emperor Hadrian, once more grand than the center of Imperial Rome. Discover a multitude of exquisite fountains and flower gardens. See the caryatids and columns of the Canopus and Serapeum, the villa's pool and artificial grotto, named after an Egyptian city where a temple was dedicated to the god Serapis. You will also see the island “Maritime Theatre,” on which sits a small Roman house that was probably used as a retreat from busy court life. Continue to Villa d'Este, a beautiful Renaissance villa with exquisite Italianate gardens that's full of grottoes, frescoes, a...
Today, you will explore the most breathtaking parts of Cappadocia. At 9:30 AM, meet your guide at your hotel and drive to the first underground city at Kaymakli or Derinkuyu, once a place of refuge for 15, 000 Christians. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall, and food storage rooms in this 8-story city connected by 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) of corridors and passageways. Continue to Ortahisar, famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets, and lovely churches, as well as the castle-like rock formation after which the town is named. Next, make your way to Uchisar, the highest natural rock castle that provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area. Then, take a break to savor some amazing tastes of Turkish cuisine in a local restaurant. On your way back, stop at the panoramic Esentepe to take pictures of unique Cappadocia, and then a...
Escape the bustle of Rome as you travel to the scenic Italian countryside on a day trip to Tivoli, located in a beautiful hillside town, only a short 40-minute journey away from the Capital. Begin at the magnificent Hadrian’s Villa, the second-century AD residence of Emperor Hadrian. Enjoy a semi-private tour as you explore the ancient ruins. Stroll around the Emperor’s estate and let this special place come to life with its captivating history. Taste some of the local dishes and experience the fine Italian cuisine made famous around the world. Then, take a stroll to the acclaimed Villa d’Este, where you can admire its luxurious design and stunning water gardens that are recognized across Europe. Relax as your day comes to an end and reflect on all of the highlights of this special tour, as you take the bus back to Rome.
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The visit of Villa Adriana with our guide Donatello is the best memory of what we spent in Rome. Villa d'Este is very popular on Sundays; to be savored probably preferably during the week. We were only two, so we could be 6. What a luxury !!
It is a beautiful day to do outside the tourist places of Rome. We visit outside places quieter. The gardens at the villa d'este are magnificent. Our guide had a lot of experience and we passed on them with happiness.
A personal tour was priceless.. Our driver & Donato (Donald - not trump), not to mention the weather, brought the whole day's experience to life. We are grateful for such a wonderful day. Thank you - Doug & Doris
We had a fabulous guide ( Donald) made us laugh and full of wonderful stories.
If you want to live an exceptional moment it is this one.