I just returned in London after two wonderful weeks in Italy, during which I visited Tivoli, Umbria and Tuscany.
Italy always proves to be above all expectations, and I am happy to share with you my experiences.
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN TIVOLI
Tivoli, a town in central Italy, about 30 kilometres from Rome.
It is a perfect option for a countryside day trip from the busy capital, Rome.
Travelling to Tivoli is a great way to enjoy the beautiful green areas around Rome and to see more of the history and architecture of the Roman empire.
We started our visit at Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa).
Villa Adriana, today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The villa was a retreat from Rome for Roman Emperor Hadrian during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD.
It was a vast palace in the countryside.
From Villa Adriana, we continued to visit a “newer” Villa, from the 16th-century -the Villa d’Este.
Villa d’Este- famous for its terraced hillside Italian Renaissance garden and especially for its fountains.
It is also listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
The gardens and fountains were built by Cardinal Ippolito d’Este II.
Hydraulic Organ Fountain
The Fountain of the Organ (‘’Fontana dell’Organo’’) is one of the most famous features of the garden.
So beautiful and special that it was described and imitated throughout Europe.
The fountain was the first of its kind and astonished everyone who heard it.
WHERE TO EAT IN TIVOLI
There are many great places to eat all around of Italy, it is always a hard choice, I really enjoyed to eat lemon cream (“Agrumi di Sorrento”)pasta at Taverna Quintilia.
Until the next time