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UNESCO JEWELS: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli by waldomiguez
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UNESCO JEWELS: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Visit a world-renowned town and its splendid Roman villas. Discover the Renaissance-style Villa d’Este and enjoy a day in a natural environment

Highlights

  • Visit two jewels included in the UNESCO heritage list
  • Transportation roundtrip from Rome
  • Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana)
  • Renaissance-style Villa d’Este
  • Explore Tivoli

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup (from centrally located hotels)
  • Local guide
  • Entrance tickets
  • Drop-off at one of "I Love Rome" bus stops of your choice (in central Rome)

Exclusions

  • Optional gratuities

Please Note

  • Hotel pickups start at 7:30am from centrally-located hotels.
  • If you're not staying a centrally located hotel please meet the group no later than 8:00am at the Gray Line Rome/I Love Rome office, via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95 (nearest Metro Stop: Line A - Repubblica).
  • Drop-off is in Rome's city centre at the following I Love Rome stops of your choice: Stazione Termini, Piazza Barberini, Santa Maria Maggiore, Via Ludovisi, Largo Santa Susanna.
  • The guide's explanations are bilingual: English&Spanish and German&French. You will hear only your language through the headset.

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Oct 26 2016
Purchased a tour for Villas of Tivoli, when we arrived to pick up the tour we were asked for additional fees to cover a special exhibit at the Villa d'Este. This additional fee was not disclosed to us at the time of booking, nor did we recieve any notification from Grayline prior to the tour that an additional fee would be required. Furthermore, the tour schedule at the villa was limited to one hour which didn't allow any time to view a special exhibit. The front office in Rome was very disorganized, the staff not helpful, and the tour didn't begin on time. However, we did have a very pleasant and well informed tour guide.
Reply From Gray Line:
Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts about the Villa Tour you joined with us recently. We do apologize for this price increase to the additional entrance cost; the Villa is running a special and temporary exhibit at the moment and have upped their prices as a result for the time being. While there is not much we can do in regards to this cost, you are correct that the information provided by our Roman Office does sound like it could have been provided better, and earlier. We have reached out to their office to remind them of this as a result of your review, and again, apologize for the surprise cost increase on the day of your tour. 

-The Gray Line Team
Oct 17 2016
Good
Feb 19 2016
We had a most enjoyable tour. We found the villas and the great narration very informative and enlightening. It definitely added to our visit to Rome
Feb 18 2016
Excellent
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ITINERARY

Visit Tivoli, an ancient resort area famed for its beauty and its good water, enriched by many Roman villas, the most famous one, of which the ruins remain, is Villa Adriana.

Take a comfortable transport to the little town of Tivoli, located a few kilometers from Rome, in a splendid natural environment between the Eternal City and the high hills to the east of Rome. Since ancient times this little town has been blessed by a great climate and always had a key importance due to its location.

The most remarkable architectural complex is Villa Adriana, dating from the Ancient Roman time, created in the 2nd century AD by the Emperor Hadrian. It combines different architectural styles from Egypt, Rome and Athens, in the shape of an "ideal city". For this reason a visit to the Villa cannot be missed: it is a masterpiece that uniquely brings together the highest symbols of cultures of the world in ancient times. The Villa covers more than 120 hectares and was the House of the Emperors for more than 50 years.

After this amazing visit, come to discover the Renaissance-style Villa d’Este, a gorgeous palatial setting surrounded by a spectacular terraced garden. Enjoy the beauty of its cascades, water tanks, and fountains. Villa d'Este is a masterpiece of the Italian Gardens, decorated with a massive and impressive number of fountain nymphs, grottos and marvelous courtyards inspired by the gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of ancient world.

Strongly desired by the Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, the Villa was enlarged and enriched by all his descendants with the contribution of incredible artists of the times, like Gianlorenzo Bernini.

Return to Rome in the afternoon.

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.

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