Private tour

Art Nouveau Rome: Villa Torlonia & Coppedé Private Tour

Private tour

Art Nouveau Rome: Villa Torlonia & Coppedé Private Tour

Activity provider: Eyes of Rome Private Tours

From US$ 178.94 per person

Take a stroll in the beautiful park of Villa Torlonia on a 3-hour private tour of Rome, and discover the villa built for the Torlonia family by artists as an eclectic experiment. Then, explore the Art Nouveau Coppedè district, off the usual tourist path.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Visit the Casino Nobile, built for a prince of the Torlonia family in the 19th century
  • Admire the “House of the Owls” in the stained glass windows at the decorative arts museum
  • Explore the magical kingdom of Piazza Mincio at the Coppedè Quarter
  • Discover one of the finest residential neighborhoods of Rome
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Enjoy a half-day private tour of Villa Torlonia, just 10 minutes by taxi from Rome city center, and discover an early 19th century house, built for a rich banking family ennobled by the pope a century earlier. Your guide will tell you the villa’s history, including when it became the home of Mussolini in the 1930s. The separate bedrooms he and his wife Rachele used are on the upper floor of the Villino Nobile, although the original furniture has gone. The basement also provided access to 2 bunkers that Mussolini built, one as a bomb shelter and the other as a gas shelter. Marvel at the extravagant House of the Owls, former residence of Prince Giovanni Torlonia the Younger until his death in 1938. Set at the edge of the park in a discrete location, the house was intended as a refuge from the formality of the main residence. Its architecture is the result of a series of transformations and additions planned by different architects with artisanal or industrial materials. Learn about the rich decorations of the 2 internal levels, finished with artistic sculptures and furniture with pictorial effects. See some of the best examples of local stained glass and inlaid wood sourced from the local workshops of Rome. Next, explore the Coppedé neighborhood and discover one of the best residential areas in Rome. As you walk, your guide will point out the fantastic Art Nouveau architecture designed by Gino Coppedé, and more.
  • Blue Badge Guide
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Private walking tour
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the entrance of Villa Torlonia, Via Nomentana 70 (near the ticket office).

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Important information

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  • Please advise on booking if you require a hotel pickup, and provide the name and the address of your accommodation. This service is not included and has an extra cost.
  • Sites visited are based on the pace of the average client. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, you can opt to see fewer sites. With a private guide, your tour is catered to your interests and activity level.
  • Please note that the tour involves a fair amount of walking
  • Please advise if anyone in your group has mobility issues. In this case, the itinerary may be subjected to modifications.
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Wat a wonderful visit! We were surprised and in awe of all the wonders we encountered. It was an unforgettable visit which expanded our knowledge and was a feast for the eye(s) and the soul. Our guide was exceptionally well versed in the subject. Our visit was not only relaxing and enjoyable, but also very informative. It was one of the very best tours we have ever undertaken due to Marco. Thank you so much!

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March 29, 2023

Our tour with Stefania was incredible; the “off the beaten path” side of Rome and the Italian art nouveau are real treasure, a must see for anyone, interested in early to mid 20th century Italian and European art and architecture. What made the tour even more enjoyable, was the intellectually stimulating conversation with Stefania, whose warmth, kindness, and knowledge of Italian, and European history and culture made the tour truly the unforgettable event.

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March 29, 2023

Siamo rimaste contentissime, Marco è un docente di storia e archeologia alla Sapienza, preparatissimo e gentilissimo. Puntualissimo, ci ha fatto visitare tutto ciò che era previsto da questo magnifico tour, spiegandoci minuziosamente e spaziando dall'arte alla letteratura. Consigliatissimo! Ripeteremo sicuramente!

March 29, 2023

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