After spending two wonderful weeks in Italy, visiting Tivoli, Umbria, and Tuscany, I have returned to London. Italy has always exceeded my expectations, and I am thrilled to share my experiences with you.
Escape the City: Experience the Best of Tivoli, Italy’s Stunning Countryside on a Day Trip from Rome
Tivoli is a picturesque town located just 30 kilometers outside of Rome, offering a peaceful and refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. This charming Italian gem boasts stunning green areas and ancient Roman architecture, including the famous Villa d’Este and Villa Adriana. Our day trip guide will take you on a journey through time, exploring the history and beauty of Tivoli, Italy’s hidden countryside treasure.
Discover the grandeur of Villa Adriana, also known as Hadrian’s Villa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This vast palace in the countryside served as a retreat from Rome for the Roman Emperor Hadrian during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD. Explore the stunning gardens, intricate mosaics, and impressive architecture that make this site a must-see for history and architecture enthusiasts alike.
Tivoli has a lot more to offer. You can immerse yourself in the beauty of Villa d’Este, a magnificent Renaissance palace that boasts breathtaking water features, fountains, and gardens. Take a leisurely stroll through Tivoli’s charming streets and savor the local cuisine and the Italian lifestyle.
During our visit, we explored Villa d’Este, a relatively new villa constructed in the 16th century, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The villa is known for its terraced hillside and Italian Renaissance-style gardens, particularly the fountains. The gardens and fountains were built by Cardinal Ippolito d’Este II.
The Fountain of the Organ (‘’Fontana dell’Organo’’) is one of the garden’s most notable features. It was the first of its kind, so exquisite and unique that it was replicated throughout Europe, stunning everyone who heard it.
Lemon Cream Pasta at Taverna Quintilia
If you’re wondering where to eat in Tivoli, there are many great places to choose from. I enjoyed eating lemon cream (“Agrumi di Sorrento”) pasta at Taverna Quintilia.
In my next blog post, I will share my experiences in Umbria – the green heart of Italy, and Tuscany – the region of love and wine. Stay tuned!
Best regards, Paz.