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Villas & Gardens in Lazio

13 May — 19 May 2017 | Tour Director: Peter Higginson

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Tour Director

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Peter Higginson , PhD

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 1050 on British Airways, arriving Rome 1420. Continue to Hotel Relais Falisco, Civita Castellana, for three nights. Evening lecture.

Day

2

Private tour of Villa Lante in Bagnaia (Cardinal de Gambara’s paean to himself) followed by lunch and a tour of the enchanting Castello Ruspoli in Vignanello (Renaissance parterre garden).

Day

3

Whole-day excursion to Capodimonte on Lake Bolsena with boat trip around Isola Bisentina (famous garden island) followed by the Mannerist garden of Bomarzo (sacred wood with collection of bizarre sculptures). Evening lecture.

Day

4

Depart via Caprarola (Palazzo Farnese with water gardens) and Trevignano Romano (on shores of Lago di Bracciano) to Park Hotel Villa Grazioli for three nights.

Day

5

Whole-day excursion to Tivoli for Hadrian’s Villa (largest country retreat in Roman empire) and Villa d’Este (UNESCO World Heritage site with water amusements and stunning views).

Day

6

Visit to Ninfa (beautiful private gardens). End day at the Villa Aldobrandini in Frascati (famous Baroque garden and water theatre).

Day

7

Morning excursion to Rome visiting the Villa Farnesina (seminal villa frescoes by Raphael and others). Depart Rome 1720, arriving Heathrow 1900.

Tour Dates

13 May — 19 May 2017

Days

7

Cost

£2325

Tour Code

LAZI-17

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Testimonial

We were looking for a "taster" in Europe to see how ACE suited us - and found it did! We shall certainly book further tours with ACE after this one.

ACE Customer May 17

 

Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, dinner with a glass of wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £270.

 
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