Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este in Tivoli Private Tour from Rome

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Located just outside of Tivoli, Hadrian's Villa Adriana is a collection of classical buildings. It was a "small town" consisting of palaces, fountains and baths, as well as other structures that mimic various Greek and Egyptian architectural tyles.The construction of the Villa Adriana came about two to the fact that Hadrian was unhappy in the palace on Palatine Hill It was a place to be seen as a retreat.The Canopus, an enormous pool surrounded by columns, is a copy of a sanctuary located near Alexandria.Although during the sixteenth century many of the statues and marble elements of Hadrian's Villa were looted to decorated the nearby Villa d'Este, a Renaissance-style mansion with a garden that is a UNESCO site.All the rooms in the Villa d'Este are beautifully decorated with frescoes on the walls and ceilings. Although the most breath-taking part of the villa are the fantastic views of the garden and the countryside below.

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Stop At: Villa Adriana

Hadrian's Villa (Hadrian's Villa) in Tivoli witnesses to the grandeur of the Roman Empire. It is one of the best kept and most visited archaeological sites in Italy. Was built by Roman Emperor Hadrian at the foot of the Tiburtine Hills between 118 and 138 AD. The vast residential complex extends over an area of 120 hectares (about 300 acres) and looks very much like an ancient Roman city. The site includes buildings, baths, temples, barracks, theaters, gardens, fountains and nymphaeum halls. The villa itself was designed for two levels: the upper floor was quiet, and the room was laid out.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Villa d'Este

Tivoli is a small town, located approximately 30 minutes drive from Rome and is the home of Villa d'Este, the masterpiece of the Italian Gardens, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It with a magnifying glass of fountains, nymphs, grottoes, plays of water, and music, it constitutes a model for European gardens in the mannerism and baroque styles. The garden is considered to be the most important part of the ancient history of the city itself as the Villa Adriana, as well as a wealthy area in caves and waterfalls, displaying the unending battle between water and stone. Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient world. The addition of water, including an aqueduct tunneling beneath the city, evoking the engineering skill which the Romans themselves had.

Duration: 2 hour
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