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Tour Duration: 8 hours
- Villa d’Este
- Castelli Romani
- Castel Gandolfo
- Lake Albano
Villa d’Este, masterpiece of the Italian Garden, is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. With its impressive concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottoes and water games, it is a model for European gardens in the mannerist and baroque styles. The imposing constructions and the series of terraces above terraces bring to mind the hanging gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient world. The garden is generally considered within the larger context of the city of Tivoli: its landscape, art and history include the important ruins of ancient villas such as Villa Adriana and a zone rich in caves and waterfalls displaying the unending battle between water and stone. In addition an extraordinary aqueduct tunneling beneath the city attests the great engineering skill of the ancient Romans. For lunch you can choose among the best local restaurants. After the break, you will visit Castel Gandolfo. Castel Gandolfo is a town of about 8.800 inhabitants in the province of Rome, located in the Roman Castles area. Known for centuries to be the pope’s summer residence, Castel Gandolfo is considered one of the most beautiful and evocative places in Italy. During the summer holidays, especially in August, you can attend the Papal Audience at Castel Gandolfo. The territory of Castel Gandolfo extends along the coast of Lake Albano, a portion of which is included in the Regional Park of Roman Castles. There are also interesting archaeological sites in the area such as the ‘Passage way of Lake Albano’, the remains of the Villa of Domitian and other artistical points of interest such as the Collegiate Church of St Thomas of Villanova, built by Bernini. Return to the ship by 5:00 pm. Our itineraries can be personalized according to your exigencies.
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- Pick up and Drop off at your cruise ship in Civitavecchia port
- Professional driver
- Tolls, parking and luggage handling
- Flexible itinerary
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