Known in classical times as Tibur, Tivoli is located a mere twenty miles from Rome (roughly a half-hour drive) on the lower slopes of the Sabine Hills. Although older than Rome (supposedly founded four centuries earlier) Tivoli was eventually subjugated by the Eternal City like the rest of Italy and the then-known world. By the end of the 1st century B.C., besides being a quarry for the Roman travertine stone used to build so many of the ancient monuments including the Colosseum, Tivoli had become a popular resort among wealthy Romans because of its mild climate, wonderful panoramas, and the presence of an oracle, the Sybil Albunea. Sallust, Cassius, Trajan and Hadrian are only a few of those who had built lavish holiday residences in the area.
This popularity lasted through the centuries, and to this day Villa D'Este is one of the most remarkable and comprehensive illustrations of Renaissance culture. Our trip to Tivoli is a magical journey into this 'giardino delle meraviglie' that enchants its visitors with lush vegetation, mazes and hundreds of gurgling fountains.
If you have already seen Villa d'Este or have a keen interest in the ancient Roman world, you may choose to visit Hadrian's Villa instead. Commissioned by the Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD, the Villa combines the best elements of the architectural heritage of Egypt, Greece and Rome in the form of an 'ideal city'.
Add one hour to the tour and you will be able to see both Villa d'Este and Hadrians villa .
Admission fees to the gardens and to the Villa are not included.
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- Villa d'Este or Hadrians Villa
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- This tour includes a professional informative English-speaking driver. Due to strict Italian laws & regulations that protect officially licensed guides, our drivers cannot walk with you into any site but can answer any question you have from the vehicle. A professional licensed guide, where needed, can be hired on request at an extra cost.
- Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
- The tour sequence may be altered to avoid congestions but always covering mentioned sights.
- Keep an eye on your wallet and purses at all time. Do not wear jewelry or carry large amount of cash.
- Professional informative English-speaking driver
- Private vehicle with pick up and drop off at your hotel
- Flexible itinerary
- Admission fees please consider about 15 euro per person per site
- Tips to driver and guide ( please read below for more information)
Tips are never included in our quotes.
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The tour is private, just for your party.
Our English speaking drivers are NOT licensed guides. In order to provide you with the best-in-class service, our English speaking driving guides have been trained to offer our clients a nice overview with information regarding the major highlights avoiding the expensive charges of hiring a private guide. Due to strict Italian laws & regulations that protect officially licensed guides, our driving guides can comment and explain the sights only from inside the vehicle, but are not allowed to do so once they are outside the vehicle. They are regularly licensed instead to chauffeur the public. We highly recommend that you never book with any touring company that does not make this clear.
No, only a licensed guide is authorized to accompany you during the visit of sights. Our driver will drop you off close to the sights but will stay with the vehicle for the duration of your visit.
No tickets or lunch are not included in the rate. Please contact our office for pricing and reservations.
No guide is included in the rate. Audioguides are available when you purchase the tickets, but if you would like to have a private guide, please contact our office for pricing and reservations.
In the itinerary we have included the visit of only one villa of your choice. Villa d'Este is the more popular, but if you have a keen interest in the ancient Roman world, you may choose Hadrian's villa instead.
The duration of this service is 5 hours, including pickup and drop off at your hotel in Rome. If you would like to add extra hours to your tour, please contact our office so that we can check the driver's availability and advise the cost.
Tips are never included in our quotes .We think that a tip shouldn’t be included in the rate otherwise it would be a tax!!! Once in Italy do not feel as though you have to tip everyone because someone told you to. Tip only if you really liked the service. Tips are generally: 10% not bad 15 % great 20 % best tour in my life. Please report any abuse.
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