Follow the ancient Via Tiburtina for 30 km east of Rome to beautiful Tivoli, which is home to the impressive Villa Adriana and the remarkably stunning Villa d’Este and its fountains. Both villas are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit the ruins of Villa Adriana, which can only hint at the grandeur and beauty of this villa built by Emperor Hadrian. Then it’s off to Villa d’Este, one of the most beautiful residences of the Renaissance - its countless fountains, set in the heart of magnificent Italian-style gardens, create a delightfully graceful symphony of carved stone, shade, sunlight and water.