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Art Nouveau Tour: XX Century Rome

Art Noveau in Villa Torlonia and the Coppedè Quarter

Focus

  • Archeology
  • Art
  • History

What makes this tour Special

Love the grace and the elegant vibe of Art Nouveau while visiting a site full of history and dramatic plots.

Admire the excellent craftsmanship of Italian glass designers and makers in a world renowned masterpiece of interior decoration.

For those who loves details and the unparalleled refined finishes of Made in Italy.

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only

DURATION

3 hours

START TIME

09:30 - 14:00

TRANSFER

Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Transfer to the tour site included

NOT AVAILABLE

Monday

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

ENTRANCE TICKETS

Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Blue Badge certified tour private guide
  • Entrance ticket to Villa Torlonia Museum, including Casina delle Civette and Casino Nobile
  • Reservation fees
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop off back to your hotel/accommodation after the tour
  • Extras


Sites you’ll visit

  • Villa Torlonia
  • Casino Nobile
  • Casina delle Civette
  • Quartiere Coppedè
  • This very unique Villa can be found along the outskirts of central Rome. First established in the 1800's, it was once home to a famous banker who, in 1920 rented the location to Benito Mussolini for only the equivalent of €0.16 per year and was used as the State Residence throughout the Second World War.
  • When visiting the Casino Nobile inside Villa Torlonia you will experience the aristocratic vibe bequeated by the noble Torlonia family. It was built at the beginning of the XIX century in an Ancient roman style adorned by columns and plaster reliefs, along with original Roman pieces. The awesome rooms, with chandeliers and colorful paintings from the XIX century are a magnificent evidency of the family heritage.
  • In the fabulous Torlonia park, owned by the last Roman noble family, there is the small and atypical home, that looks just like out of a fairy tale. It’s a true gem of Art Noveau where decorations and art melt perfectly in a dreamy athmosfere. Named after the many owls created with colorful stained glass windows, it is a true encyclopedia of arts and crafts masterpieces, and recalls the last time in modern era when beauty was at one’s fingertips in everydays life.
  • Quartiere Coppedè is truly a unique place and very unlike the rest of Rome. Elegant and well decorated small buildings, mixed with open spaces and narrow roads, a neighborhood that will impress you.

Tour description

After a short taxi ride from the city center, you will arrive at Villa Torlonia accompanied by an expert and entertaining guide that will lead you through this stunning neoclassical complex. Small lakes, exotic plants, columns, obelisks, a tournament area, a medieval village and the Casina delle Civette which plays host to a stained glass museum are part of this wide itinerary. During the twenty years of fascism, Villa Torlonia was the private residence of Benito Mussolini and his family and it was used for both political meetings as well as a place where it was possible to practice sports such as tennis and riding thanks to the inclusion of a beautiful jumping area. It also hosts an air-raid bunker located in the basement of the villa which was built to protect guests from raids. Villa Torlonia was turned into a public park at the end of the 1970s. Inside the park, you will visit the so-called Casina delle Civette (the Little House of the Owls)- the residence of Prince Giovanni Torlonia until his death in the 1930s.Today this 'little' house is a museum with 20 rooms full of paintings, mosaics, colorful stained glass windows and porches decorated with maiolica. Next, you will visit the Casino Nobile, renovated by the architect Giuseppe Valadier, decorated with stunning paintings and stuccoes, which houses an impressive collection of sculptures. End with a stroll through the remarkable Coppedè quarter, an Art Nouveau gem in the heart of Rome designed by the architect Gino Coppedè. See the symbol of this neighbourhood, the lovely Fountain of the Frogs in the famous Piazza Mincio.

Full Refund Cancellation Policy

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The policies are included and non-optional.
  1. Dolce Vita policy is applied on all Standard Bookings placed more than 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms up to 72 hours from the date of the event for any reason. To apply for a refund including where your tour is cancelled or changed by Eyes of Rome®, please contact our customer service team at info@eyesofrome.com.
  2. Peace of Mind policy is applied on Selected Bookings and on all Bookings placed within 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.

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