Tivoli has been a popular summer resort for the Romans since ancient times; a favourite place to escape the chaos and heat of the Roman Summer. Emperors, poets and popes saw the little town of Tivoli on the slopes of the Tiburtini Hills become an arresting location for inspiration and peace.
Lunch and wine tasting in the Roman Castelli (Roman Castles), founded by the Ancient Latins, makes for a most wonderful Roman pastime. The Colli Albani (Alban Hills), with their volcanoes transformed into lovely romantic lakes and fertile soil for vines, is Rome’s most famous wine-producing area.
Excavations of the Republican port city of ancient Rome and its military base at the mouth of the Tiber river will come alive as we explore the legacy of a coastal Roman city whose busy daily life can still be experienced today.