Eternal Gardens of Rome
Day 1: Overnight Flight
Uncover the romance and beauty of Rome as you explore the history and brilliant design of its splendid gardens.
Day 2: Rome, Italy - Tour Begins
Welcome to Rome, "The Eternal City." This evening, get to know your fellow travelers during dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
Day 3: Rome - Vaticann Gardens - Villa Medici
Start your garden adventure exploring the Vatican Gardens with a tour lead by a Vatican expert. This urban oasis takes you on a walk through over 2,000 years of history. Established in 1279, these gardens blend ancient statues, medieval fortifications, and monuments with a wide array of flora. This afternoon, discover the treasures and history of Villa Medici as a guide tours you around the apartment and gardens. (B)
Day 4: Rome - Castle Gandolfo - Ninfa - Rome
Journey to Castel Gandolfo for a guided visit of the magnificent gardens surrounding the papal summer residence. Discover why these impressive gardens were the perfect peaceful retreat from the city for centuries. Continue to the city of Ninfa. In the Middle Ages, this ancient town was a bustling location along the legendary Appian Way. Now it is a tranquil garden framed by the city's classical ruins. Enjoy this magical setting, where roses climb over ancient walls, towers and crumbling archways. Explore the gardens, opened exclusively for our group, with a local expert and learn about nature's masterpieces that inhabit these grounds. (B)
Day 5: Rome - Tivoli - Rome
Venture to the neighbouring Sabine Hills and the hilltop town of Tivoli to tour the famed Villa d'Este with its picturesque gardens and glorious fountains. This UNESCO World Heritage site's symmetrical layout offers a refined take on the Renaissance style and has proven to be a model for man European gardens. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing on to Villa Ariana, Hadrian's Villa. Villa Adriana is the most complete estate to have survived the fall of the Roman Empire. Explore the gardens and spectacular surroundings. (B,L)
Day 6: Rome - Villa Lante -
Roseto Vacunae Rosae - Rome
Your journey brings you to Villa Lante, a sophisticated and flawlessly manicured garden influenced by the Mannerist phase of the Italian Renaissance. Villa Lante is celebrated for its near-perfect proportions and rich details. Tour the stunning gardens with an expert guide and learn what has inspired and influenced the garden's design. Afterwards, be enchanted by the array of colour and pleasant aromas at Roseto Vacunae Rosae, home to approximately 7,000 rosebushes of 5,000 varieties. Return to Rome and gather this evening to enjoy a special farewell dinner with wine to toast the end of a wonderful journey through the gardens of Rome. (B, D)
Day 7: Rome - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. You will depart with beautiful memories of Rome's enchanting gardens. (B)
The following tours are provided with the courtesy of gocollette.com.
For more information on how you can book your garden tour, please contact Muriel or Yolanda at
(905) 829-0111 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
+ 8 Meals
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Contact Muriel Lee for more information.