PRIVATE TOUR – From a Roman Renaissance Villa to a wine tasting in Trastevere

An unusual tour in Rome, perfect either for people who are visiting the Eternal City for the second time or for those who love Renaissance Art and would like to treat themselves to a special wine experience in the famous Trastevere District
Meeting with your private licensed tour guide in Rome for an exclusive visit to Villa Farnesina (early in XVI century), built for Agostino Chigi, a rich banker from Siena, called the “Magnificent” (1466-1520),
Less known than other Roman villas, such as Villa Borghese or Villa Doria Pamphilj, the Villa is one of the noblest and most harmonious suburban buildings of the Italian Renaissance. It is a masterpiece in which its architectural design and pictorial decoration merge into a single marvelous synthesis. The sober layout of the Villa, devised by the architect Baldassarre Peruzzi, is indeed the perfect setting for its rich interior frescoes by great artists such as Raphael, Sebastiano del Piombo, Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, known as Sodoma, and Peruzzi himself.

The most photographed corners are the Loggia of Galatea, which takes its name from Galatea, a nymph, frescoed by Raphael, and the Loggia of Cupid and Psyche, where the painter himself from Urbino painted some episodes from Psyche’s story, told in the Golden Ass by Apuleius, which had already been used in XV century for a nuptial imagery. The tour will continue in the Italian style garden, which includes the “secret garden”, designed after a XV-century model of the “hortus conclusus” and separated from the main “reception gardens” by a tall hedge. That hedge extends southwards as far as a stretch of the Aurelian Walls, a part of the few remains of the city walls, which once ran along the right bank of the Tiber and whose side, facing the river, was lost late in a XIX-century refurbishment

After that visit you will be led to a nearby shabby-chic style winery. Here you will enjoy a “strong aperitif” based on 2 wines with olives, local salami and cheese, in order to ennjoy the friendly atmosphere of the Trastevere District.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • An unusual tour in Rome
  • A private walking guided tour in the historic Trastevere District
  • The beauty of an Italian style hiddedn garden in Rome
  • Some masterpieces by the Raphael
  • The beauty of a Renaissance mansion
  • A friendly wine tasting in a cute winery

SERVICES

  • The rate includes: a private licensed tour guide (3 hours’ lenght), entrance ticket to Villa Farnesina and its garden, a rich aperitif (2 wines with salami and cheese)
  • The rate does not include: lunch

AVAILABILITY

  • Tour always available except on Sundays

NOTES

Meeting point: the meeting point with the private driver will usually take place in the lobby of the Client’s hotel if it is in THE HISTORICAL CENTRE OF THE CITY WHERE THE TOUR STARTS. Please, let us know the name of your hotel.

In case the Client’s accommodation is distant from the historical centers or if you come from other departure places, different meeting points will be communicated after the confirmation of the tour.

Intolerances or allergies must be communicated on your booking.

On demand: transfer to-from other cities by car/minivan; different number of participants (from 1 to 10 or more).

CANCELLATION POLICY

In case of cancellation of the reservation made by the buyer on the site, Travel-Lab/BookYourItaly will apply the following terms:

• Up to 21 working days prior to the start of the activity: full refund of the service paid by the buyer;
• From 20 to 10 working days prior to the start of the activity: 50% refund of the price paid;
• From 9 to 0 days prior to the beginning of the activity or non-use by the buyer of the service: no refund.

For counting the days the following rules apply:
• The day of the activity is not counted;
• The days begin at 00.00 and end at 24.00 hours in the time zone in force in Italy (GMT +1).

The reimbursement by Travel-Lab/BookYourItaly will be made within 30 working days by crediting the credit card used.
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