DAY TRIP FROM ROME TO TIVOLI (VILLA D’ESTE)
Our driver will meet you at the entrance of your hotel or to the address you required.
You will take a seat in our comfortable sedan or van. From that moment you just have to enjoy your trip through the history and art of Tivoli (Villa d’Este).
Villa d’Este was concerned by Ippolito D’Este II (1509-1572), which was the Cardinal of Ferrara and son of the famous Lucrezia Borgia and Alfonso d’Este. At the Conclave of Julius III (1549-1550) d’Este was elected Governor of Tivoli.and he then decided to build a new villa. For this proposal, Ippolito d’Este had the best artchitect, Pirro Ligorio, and a great number of artists.
The current entrance is on the side of the main building, an ex-Benedectine monastery which was first converted in 1256 into a Franciscan convent, and then into the Palace of the Governon of Tivoli.
The most famous part of the Villa is the garden, a mix of lovely colours and brightness. Nature bursts both in a grandiose and festive revelation of green tints and trees , and human willguides its exuberant forces. For centuries these veils of water, iridescently splashing, placid fountains and opaline ponds have stolen the heart of millions of visitors.
During this visit you will admire: the courtyard of Villa d’Este, the upper or “old” apartment, the lower or “noble” apartment, the gardes and the thousends fountains of the the Villa. One of the beautiful fountains you can’t skip is the Fountain of the Organ, so named because it was once connected to a water-driven mechanism that imitated the sounds of an organ.
This fountain consists of a large structure designed by Pirro Ligorio along baroque lines. A profusion of ornamental motifs streches across the facade, including abundant grotesque coats of arms, flowers, sirens, winged victories and sea-shells.
If you would love to taste the local cousine, We are glad to reserve for you an incredible lunch in one of the most beautiful restaurant of Tivoli: “La Sibilla“.
After the visit of the Villa or after your lunch our driver will bring you back to your hotel.
LOCATION: Rome, Italy – Tivoli, Italy
DURATION: 4 hours (includind transfers) – 6 hours (inlcuding transfer-lunch disposal)
- English speaking driver
- Limousine (sedan/van)
- Hotel Pick up and Drop off
- Villa d’Este Entrance fees (€ 11,00 per person)
- Food and Drinks/Lunch to “La Sibilla” restaurant (optional)
- Gratuity (optional)
- Official Tour Guide (about € 180,00 for 2 hours of visit in the Villa)
MEETING POINT: you will meet your driver directly in the lobby of your hotel or to the address you provided
NB: the driver is not an official tour guide and will give you only general information about the sight you will visit (only in the sedan/van). THE DRIVER IS NOT ALLOW TO ENTER IN THE VILLA WITH YOU.