LIMO EXPRESS offer day trip Tivoli (Villa d’Este) tour from Rome with English speaking drivers.
Our driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel or to the address you provided.
You will seat in our comfortable and elegant sedan or van. From that moment you have jut to enjoy your trip in the history and art of Tivoli (Villa d’Este).
Villa d’Este was concerned and commissioned by Ippolito D’Este II (1509-1572), Cardinal of Ferrara and son of the famous Lucrezia Borgia and Alfonso d’Este. At the Conclave of Julius III (1549-1550) d’Este was elected Governor of Tivoli. He decided to build a new villa. Ippolito d’Este had at his disposal a grat atchitect, Pirro Ligorio, and an enormous number of artists.
The original entrance to the Villa d’Este was on the old Via Tiburtina, at the foot, of the hill upon which the Villa is built. The current entrance is on the side of the main building, an ex-Benedectine monastery which was first converted in 1256 into a Franciscan convent, and then into the Palace of the Governon of Tivoli.
Maybe the most famous part of the Villa is still the garden with its perfect harmony with the Villa and its surroundings. Nature bursts forth in a grandiose and festive revelation of green tints and trees, but unseen hand conducts this grand symphony, and human willguides its exuberant forces. For centuries these veils of water, spurting and iridescently splashing, placid fountains and opaline ponds have charmed visitors.
During this visit you will admire: the courtyard of Villa d’Este, the upper or “old” apartment, the lower or “noble” apartment, the gardes and the thousends fountains of the the Villa. On the this beautiful fountain that you can’t skip is the Fountain of the Organ, so named because it was once connected to a water-driven mechanism that imitated the sounds of an organ.
The fountain consists of a large structure designed by Pirro Ligorio along baroque lines. A profusion of ornamental motifs streches across the facade, including abundant grotesque coats of arms, flowers, sirens, winged victories and sea-shells.
LOCATION: Rome, Italy – Tivoli, Italy
DURATION: 4 hours (including transfers)
- English speaking driver
- Limousine (sedan/van)
- Hotel Pick up and Drop off
- Villa d’Este Entrance fees (€ 11,00 per person)
- Gratuity (optional)
- Official Tour Guide (about € 180,00 for 2 hours of visit in the Villa)
MEETING POINT: you will meet your driver directly in the lobby of your hotel or to the address you provided
NB: the driver is not an official tour guide and will give you only general information about the sight you will visit (only in the sedan/van). THE DRIVER IS NOT ALLOW TO ENTER IN THE VILLA WITH YOU.