"A Day Out in Tivoli - The Stylish Suburb of Rome"

Past Live Lecture on March 28th 2022 Richard Bowen

Come and Discover:


two wonderful villas from two different epochs in the Tivoli area, 19 miles to the east of Rome. Hadrian's Villa was constructed in the 2nd century AD by the emperor Hadrian, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hadrian created an imperial garden estate that is considered the epitome in architecture of luxuriousness, and elegance of the Ancient Roman world.

Villa d'Este was built for the governor Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este in the 16th century by Pirro Ligorio.

The villa complex, also a UNESCO World Heriage Site, is noted for its terraced, manicured Renaissance gardens, and its magnificent fountains. Discoveries at Hadrian's Villa also influenced the decoration of the villa and the garden itself.

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Richard Bowen

has lived in Rome for nearly 30 years. He has a Bachelor of Humanities degree from Middlesex University and a Master in Arts history degree specialising in mediaeval and 20th century history from University College London. Over the years, Richard has led tours to many different sites in Rome and its environs and is particularly fond of Ostia Antica, Tivoli and the ancient Roman sites including the Baths of Caracalla, Trajan's Market and the Ara Pacis. Additionally, Richard, who has also worked for Smart History, likes to get off the "beaten path" leading tours to the areas of Trastevere and the Park of the Aqueducts. Richard is more than happy to guide tours about the Unification of Italy and the defence of the Roman Republic of 1849, and the rise of Italian Fascism. Equally, our (sometimes) favourite Englishman has no objection to being banished to Cerveteri, Tarquinia or Castel Gandolfo for the day.