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Tivoli & Roman Villas

Tivoli with its panoramic location, rich waters and green landscapes, actracted the Romans who built luxurious villas, temples, baths and theatres. Famous persons like Cassius, Trajan, Hadrian, Marius, Maecenas, Horace, Quintilian Varo, Catullus and Propertius had villas at Tivoli, consacrated to the Sibyl and Hercules the Conqueror.

Villa Adriana

The Villa was constructed between 125 and 134 A.D. by the Emperor Hadrian. It is located on a slight hilly area which was perfect for the creation of a residential centre with artificial lakes, grottoes, gardens, theatres, sport fields, houses...Despite the historical events, during the past centuries, the Villa still retains its majestic appearance and amazing testimony of the great splendour of Rome. The atmosphere and the elegance of the Villa cannot be described: it's necessary to personally discover the values of an unforgettable civilisation.

Villa d'Este

Located a short distance from Villa Adriana, it was built in 1550 at the orders of Cardinal Hippolitus d'Este, governor of the city. It rises on a park of 3500 square metres: the sumptuous park has an incomparable Italian style garden, dotted with 500 fountains; one of the most famous is the "Bicchierone" ( large glass) attributed to G.L. Bernini. Not to be missed also the several frescoes and painting that can be admired in the various halls.