Day 3, Wed 18 September

Day 3, Wed 18 September

In the morning we will travel by private bus to Villa d’Este estate in Tivoli. We will be guided through Cardinal Ippolito d'Este’s stately home and its extensive gardens with stunning fountains.

From there a short drive leads to a group lunch at a restaurant a few steps from Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s villa). Once a rural retreat for Emperor Hadrian and his successors, this is now a large archaeological complex and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We will then head back to Rome for a private guided tour of the Palazzo Farnese, one of the most important and beautiful Renaissance palaces remaining today. It now serves as the seat of the French Embassy in Italy.

To return to the hotel you can choose to travel in our private bus or to walk through the heart of Rome (45 minutes). Another option is stay on longer in the popular Campo de’ Fiori area and enjoy dinner there before taking a taxi back to the hotel.


Total drive time today: 2 hours 30.

Accommodation: 3rd night at Hotel Capo d’Africa, Rome

Meals included: breakfast and lunch