Friday, July 5, 2013

What to do in Tivoli

Tivoli, Italy is the best day trip I took from Rome. It was a great and beautiful get away from the busy city. In Tivoli there are two amazing gardens that you must visit. The first is Hadrian's Villa, Emperor Hadrian's beautiful home just outside of Rome. The second is Villa d'Este, a beautiful water garden where all the water features run on gravitational pull. From Rome, Tivoli is about a half hour train ride. Once in Tivoli, there are buses you can take to get you to the center where Villa d'Este is located, as well as a castle which I was unable to visit. In the town center there is a remarkable view of Italy, and you can even see the dome of St. Peter's. To get to Hadrian's Villa, we took a taxi since it is a little bit farther out of the center, down windy roads. Tivoli is so beautiful, and like other day trips you may take, you want to go on a nice and sunny day to experience the gardens natural beauty. 

Here are some tips:

  • Bring extra money- you will need a taxi to get you to and from Hadrian's Villa, and even into the town center if you do not wish to wait for the bus
  • Wear extra comfortable shoes- Hadrian's Villa is huge, and you will be walking miles to see these beautiful gardens
  • Bring a camera- you will be surrounded by beautiful scenery, you need documentation
  • Relax and take it all in- Tivoli is a perfect get away where you can relax and take in the beauty-- no wonder the Pope's vacation home is there!

Tivoli is so beautiful, I hope you have a chance to visit. It is an amazing get away! Have a great day!

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