This combined tour of the Tibertine Villas is a perfect balance of architecture, archaeology, art, nature, relaxation and entertainment. Those who choose this tour will enjoy a mythical journey back in time to the eighteenth century, visiting Villa d Este. The magnificent villa built in the sixteenth 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 we will go on to visit 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 far- away 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 300 hectares.