This combined tour of the Tibertine Villas is a perfect balance of architecture, archaeology, art, nature, relaxation and entertainment. On this tour, you will enjoy a mythical journey back in time to the 18th century, when you visit Villa d'Este . The magnificent villa built in the 16th century is a masterpiece of Italian landscape gardening. The site was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. The gardens have been nominated and awarded the title of Most Beautiful Park in Europe more than once and it is well known throughout the world for its splendid fountains, which adorn the park and enrich it with water displays. Following this visit you will go to the exceptional Villa Adriana, built by the Emperor Hadrian, who closely followed this project in every detail. On the interior there are monumental buildings, streets, ponds, thermal springs, libraries and theatres which had impressed the emperor during his numerous journeys throughout the provinces of the empire. The emperor’s thirst for knowledge from faraway places served to shape the structure of the Roman Empire and enriched it with different cultures. This villa is a city unto itself and covers an area of approximately 741 acres.
Guests must be able to walk over cobblestone ground and manage approximately 100 steps at Villa d'Este. For safety reasons, guests with walking difficulties may not participate on this excursion. We recommend comfortable clothing and closed-toed, sensible walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended. Tour may operate in reverse order.