4. HADRIAN AND MARGUERITE - TIVOLI
Emperor Hadrian, who ruled from 107 to 138 AD, and Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian writer of the XXth century, meet and meld in her famous MEMOIRS OF HADRIAN. We'll lose ourselves in the pages of the book, as we walk through Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli (40 km. from Rome).
We will admire the majesty and the layout of the imperial residence: the monumental porticus, the Room of the Philosophers, the Maritimetheatre, the private baths, the solarium, the Golden Square, the cubicula (bedrooms), the Guards' barracks, the Egyptian Canopus… Ruins come back to life, as Hadrian reveals himself through the poetic interpretation of Marguerite.
At every point of interest, archeological details will make the tour complete.
ROUND TRIP DURATION (NO LUNCH): 5 hours
ROUND TRIP DURATION (WITH LUNCH): 6 hours
WHEN: every day (except Easter Sunday and Monday, December 25th, January 1st)
HOW: by SUV or van or minibus to Tivoli, walking tour inside the Villa
MEETING POINT: pick-up at your hotel
TOUR RATE: € 500 (including transportation for a party of 1-3 people)
€ 700 (including transportation for a party of 4-6 people)
€ 800 (including transportation for a party of 7 people)
€ 1000 (including transportation for parties of 8-13 people)
ADMISSION FEES: Hadrian's Villa € 8 per person
FINAL STOP: back to your hotel
GUIDED BY: Max, Gastone, Fabio