The tour is reserved for those who want to brighten up their stay in the Eternal City with a visit to the favorite leisure spot of the Roman nobility. Here you can relax from the bustle of the city, have a delicious meal, enjoy the extraordinary atmosphere and amazing views, admire the fabulous fountains. The itinerary offers a wonderful opportunity to admire the magnificent architectural masterpieces. The suburbs of the Italian capital are rich in villas and palaces. The territory of today’s Tivoli was chosen by many Roman emperors and Renaissance figures to find solitude.
Tivoli is located less than an hour’s drive from the Italian capital. The city’s name is inscribed in golden letters in the history of world architecture. The town is located 24 kilometers northeast of Rome and is considered the pearl of the Lazio region. There is a famous Villa d’Este, which was the prototype of Versailles and Peterhof fountains. A country tour offers a splendid opportunity to explore the villa, built five centuries ago by the ambitious Cardinal Ippolito d’Este. He chose to build it in a valley set among vineyards and olive groves.
The palace and park ensemble was built in 1549 and to this day amazes with its scale, the elegance of the interiors, and the harmony of architecture and nature. Today, the villa is one of the most splendid Renaissance gardens and a masterpiece of hydraulics. Ancient villa with luxurious gardens and fountains keeps many amazing stories about this town. It is believed that some of the ideas were borrowed and implemented by Peter the Great in Peterhof. The luxurious residence is rightly considered the main attraction of the ancient city.
The landscape complex consists of a charming garden, more than five hundred fountains, a huge number of pools, ponds, grottos. The guide will introduce you to the heroic ancient past of these places, the Middle Ages, and the modern life of the locals. During the tour, you will enjoy the park, listen to the history and curious technical details of the thematic fountains, learn interesting facts about the owner and the architect of the villa.
Duration- 3-4 hours
Not included in the price: entrance tickets
* the cost of the tour may vary depending on the number of people in the group.