Rome Day Trips
This kind of tour is a perfect solution for people that want discover the territories around the ancient capital of the Roman Empire: Rome. For this reason we choose for you two cities symbol as: Ostia & Tivoli, in this last one you can visit the ancient summer residence of Hadrian Emperor, a masterpiece that combines the highest forms of expression of the cultural essence of the ancient Mediterranean world. The study of the monuments of Hadrian’s Villa played a crucial role in the rediscovery of the elements of classical architecture for humanist in the 500. It has also profoundly influenced many architects and artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. His villa was and still is today considered to be among the biggest and most beautiful that the ancient world has ever known. In the 15 century Tivoli was also chosen by Cardinal Ippolito D’Este for his residence as Governor of the city and his villa represents one of the finest example of Renaissance culture. Its innovative design and its architectural elements make it a unique example of Italian Gardens of the 16th century that has influenced the development and the gardens design throughout Europe.
Ostia Private Tour; If in the early centuries of our era all roads led to Rome, as the saying goes, then the city of Ostia became one of the most important waystations. Ostia was the port city for ancient Rome. It sits at the mouth of the Tiber River where ocean-going craft from across the Mediterranean would dock and unload cargo to be transferred to barges and sent up-river some 25 miles to Rome. The city had been founded in early Republican times (fourth to second centuries BCE) as a military outpost at a strategic crossroads for both land and sea traffic leading to Rome. Under the emperors it was further developed to serve as the major shipping center for the capital.
Rome Day Trips
Ostia is at about a thirty- minute-drive by car. It still preserves its ancient splendor. According to ancient tradition, Ostia was founded by the fourth king of Rome, Ancus Marcius, who was thought to have ruled in the late seventh century, situated ...
Duration: 4 Hours