Eyes of Rome

XX Century Rome

Art Noveau in Villa Torlonia and the Coppedè Quarter


  • 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


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


3 hours


09:30 - 14:00


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




This tour is suitable for kids of all ages


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
  • One Way Transfer from your hotel/accommodation to the tour site

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.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that Eyes of Rome® applies the following cancellation policy for the selected product:

  • Eyes of Rome operates on a Full Refund Policy of the amount paid during the booking for cancellations made with 72-hours minimum notice
  • For cancellations/amendments requested from 72 to 24 hours from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to charge or hold from the downpayment € 40 per person
  • For no shows on the day of the tour or cancellations/amendments requested less than 24 hours from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to hold the amount paid during check out and charge any remaining balance for incomplete payments

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