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Rome: Tivoli, Hadrian's Villa & Villa d'Este Private Tour

1. Rome: Tivoli, Hadrian's Villa & Villa d'Este Private Tour

Swap the bustling city for the peaceful countryside on this tour of Tivoli. Begin at Hadrian’s Villa, the first of two outstanding heritage sites on your private tour. Explore the ancient ruins where Emperor Hadrian once ruled Rome. Next, head to the Tivoli town center where you can explore the historic streets before digging into a sumptuous Italian lunch at a local restaurant, selected especially for its authentic character. Refueled from your lunch, leave behind the modern world as you journey on to Villa d’Este. See the Renaissance frescoes inside before strolling around the famous water garden, which includes Bernini’s impressive Neptune’s Fountain. Learn all about the villa’s wide acclaim, as you revel in the tranquillity amongst the fountains, nymphs, grottoes, and water displays.

Rome: Villa D'Este & Tivoli Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

2. Rome: Villa D'Este & Tivoli Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Start your day with a pick-up from your centrally located Rome accommodations. The driver will await you in the lobby before beginning the 45-minute journey to Tivoli. Upon your arrival, purchase your tickets and audio guide and enter the Villa d'Este, built in the heart of the Renaissance. Walk around the villa independently and observe the magnificent gardens and construction. Pose for photos in front of the Bernini-designed fountains as your audio guide tells you of the Cardinal and details his lavish life in the villa. This famous Italian-style garden reverberates with the sound of many fountains that inspired Franz Liszt to write a piano melody titled, "Fountains of the Villa d'Este".  After your tour of Villa D'Este, return to your car and travel to a beautiful restaurant with a wonderful view of Tivoli. Next, take a leisurely stroll in the small ancient town of Tivoli. The city offers a wide view of the Roman countryside and stunning landscape. During the tour, you’ll be allowed time for lunch (not included) in a very typical restaurant and of course to visit the main sites of the town.  At the end of the tour, the driver will take you back to your accommodation in Rome. The tour will be a total of 6 hours from pick-up to drop-off. Audioguides (in English, French, German and Spanish) are available for both the villa and garden. They may be rented at the entrance.

Tivoli: Dining Experience at Local Home

3. Tivoli: Dining Experience at Local Home

Get ready for a culinary experience like no other at a local home in Tivoli. Over 3 hours, enjoy exclusive cooking instruction from your genial host and taste authentic Italian dishes. Treasured in family cookbooks, these recipes have been passed down from generation to generation.  Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you make a genuine connection with locals. Enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, dessert, plus a selection of regional wines and coffee.

Rome: Private Tour of Hadrian's Villa with Archaeologist

4. Rome: Private Tour of Hadrian's Villa with Archaeologist

Travel back to the II century AD and explore the ancient villa of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Be surrounded by the influences of his life and travels as you explore his home accompanied by an archaeologist guide. Start your journey at the Pecile, Hadrian's porch, with a view of his private garden and pool. Admire the panoramic views of the Roman countryside before arriving at the first pavilion: Hadrian's bath. Here, admire the incredible ancient architecture while your guide explains the mechanics. Continue to the extraordinary Canopus and Serapaeum, a dining room with an artificial lake ending with a semi-dome. See the ancient channels supplied with water from the nearby aqueduct. Next, step into the Hall of the Philosophers, a room where guests waited to be announced to the Emperor. Then, turn a corner and see the incredible Maritime Theater, an isolated ring-like Domus surrounded by water. Last stop: the annular corridor overlooking the Tablinum. Here, stand in the meeting room used by the Emperor. Enhance your experience as you explore with 3D renditions of each pavilion.

From Rome: Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana SkipTheLine

5. From Rome: Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana SkipTheLine

Start your trip with a pickup at your hotel in Rome. First, visit Emperor Hadrian's villa, which was built in the 2nd-century. Marvel at the Greek, Roman, and Egyptian architecture, which has been fused together to create this stunning building. Next, you will head to the ancient city of Tivoli. Walk around and enjoy a stop for lunch if you like. Continue to Villa d'Este. Unwind in the relaxing gardens, and be sure to pose for photos in front of the Bernini-designed fountains.  After your Villa D'Este visit, you will return to your accommodation in Rome. Enjoy a lavish day that you won't forget in the Italian countryside

Tivoli Villa d’Este & Hadrian’s Villa Tour from Rome

6. Tivoli Villa d’Este & Hadrian’s Villa Tour from Rome

The countryside around Rome is well worth visiting and Tivoli, a hill-town just forty kilometers from Rome, is by far the most popular tour destination among private day trips from Rome to the countryside. Rome is certainly beautiful and no other city in the world can compare with its history. This tour gives you the opportunity to have a wonderful private day tour to Villa d’Este and Hadrian’s Villa, accompanied by a professional and licensed English-speaking driver-guides at your complete disposal who will give you information about the sites visited during the day tour. The driver will pick you up from the hotel and drive first of all to Hadrian’s Villa, just a few kilometers before reaching Tivoli. The villa of the emperor Hadrian was one of the largest villas ever built in the Villa d’Esteoman Empire, even greater than the center of Rome. In Hadrian’s Villa there were thermae, libraries, palaces, a theater and quarters. Walking there you’ll feel unique emotions. The villa was built for the roman emperor Hadrian who didn’t like his palace in Rome. During the last part of his life the emperor Hadrian governed Rome and its empire from the villa and this explains the enormous dimensions. In Hadrian’s Villa the Maritime Theater is a real emotion to visit. It’s a round portico with a round pool, an island in the center where it is said that the emperor Hadrian liked to spend long periods of time alone to relax. After the visit to Hadrian’s Villa the driver will take you to Tivoli where you’ll have lunch and then visit the garden and fountains of, a country residence created in the 16th century by Pirro Ligorio for Cardinal Ippolito d’Este, hence the name of the villa.

From Rome: Private Tivoli Villas Day Trip

7. From Rome: Private Tivoli Villas Day Trip

Visit the picturesque hilltop town of Tivoli on this day trip from Rome and discover a land of steep cliffs, rich history, and waterfalls. After getting picked up from your hotel in Rome, begin your journey to Tivoli, where you will experience the magic of 2 of Italy's finest UNESCO World Heritage Sites. First, head to Hadrian's Villa, where you can admire the luxurious private estate built by Emperor Hadrian during his 21-year reign. Accompanied by an expert guide, explore the complex's palaces, private theatres, artificial pools and lakes in depth. As you walk through the ruins, gain a unique insight into the life, career, and imagination of the emperor, who in the final years of his life ruled the entire Roman Empire from his sumptuous retreat. Afterward, visit another of Tivoli's famous villas, the beautiful Villa d’Este. Enjoy a stroll through the villa's splendid gardens studded with a dizzying array of wonderful fountains. Cardinal d’Este’s dream was to surpass the legendary luxury of Hadrian’s Villa, even going so far as to take archaeological remains from the ruins to enrich the splendour of his own home. At the end of your tour, get dropped off back at your hotel in Rome.

Tivoli: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Dinner

8. Tivoli: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Dinner

First you’ll go food shopping like a pro at the distinctive local Tivoli market, learning how to select the best fresh produce from the region. You’ll then put your delicious ingredients to use in a private cooking class at a local home, learning the secret recipe of the most renowned regional dishes from a professional chef before dining on the fruits of your labor and washing down your meal with a selection of local red and white wines. During the cooking lesson, your private chef will reveal the tricks of the trade behind no less than three authentic local recipes and you’ll have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. By the end of the evening, you’ll have acquired both memories and culinary expertise that will last a lifetime.

Tivoli: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

9. Tivoli: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by local wines. Throughout the lesson, your cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for 3 authentic local recipes. You can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, and will also have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Next, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Tivoli: Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook

10. Tivoli: Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook

Make a beautiful meal and a beautiful memory with a market tour and home-cooked dinner hosted by a local chef. Arrive at the home of your expert cook. Explore the market and shop like a local. Learn how to recognize the best produce. Afterward, return to your host’s home and enjoy a private cooking demonstration. Gain insight into Italian cuisine as your host reveals the secrets of her family’s cookbook. Watch as a delicious meal is prepared before your eyes. Once the food is ready, sit down at an authentic Italian dinner. Enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert. Chat with your host as you share a delicious meal together. Enjoy a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, as well as an after-dinner coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

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