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20th Century Rome - Transfer Included

Art Noveau, Villa Torlonia and the Coppedè Quarter

Category: Thematic Tours
Off the beaten path
Italian style

Price from: $48

Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)

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We are indeed tour guides but first we are travelers. We understand there might be last minute unforeseen circumstances that might cause a change of plans. When we sat down to write our cancellation policy we decided to think to what Cancellation Policy we would like to have for ourselves for our trips.

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 and 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 porticos 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 your 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 neighborhood, the lovely Fountain of the Frogs in the famous Piazza Mincio.

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  • Approximately 3 hours
  • Kid-friendly tour
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Private Tour Only
  • Suggested starting time
    9:30AM or 2:00PM
  • Not available on Mondays
  • Included 
    Blue Badge Qualified Guide Admission Tickets | Meet&Greet your Guide at your Hotel/Accommodation | Transportation to the sites (only available for centrally located accommodations) | Private Tour
  • Not Included 
    Return Transportation (available upon request) Private Driver throughout the tour (can be arranged upon request) 
Standard itinerary
Villa Torlonia
Casino Nobile
Casina delle Civette
Quartiere Coppedè
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Extra Hour


Give yourself the freedom to take it easy- add an extra hour to your tour. With a private guide, you set the pace! If you prefer to spend some extra time to learn more, see more, take more photos, or if you have a large group, adding an extra hour ensures a leisurely tour without rushing to fit everything you want to see into the normal 3 hours.


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Book your tour and create your personal walking experience by making it a full day, adding 3 extra hours! You can tell us in advance your favorite sites to visit or your personal guide will make suggestions based on your interests and energy level - you set the pace and see what you want to see. Please make a note on your booking if you have specific requests so we can ensure that reservations are made when needed. An extra fee will apply if transportation is requested.




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    It was the fifth time with my husband in Rome, and we wanted to do something different this time. We took a tour of Rome in the XX century, and it was worth every single penny! The Coppedè quarter and the house of the Owl were my favorite part, the architecture is breathtaking! I believe the guide is also essential to enjoy a tour, so thank you Gianluca!



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    Hi Eyes! I am very interested in the XX century European history. Do you do tours related to the second world war and Mussolini? I am interested in history, art, architecture, and sociology of that period of time! Looking forward to hearing. Thank you!



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    Customer Support Team

    Hi Sean,

    Thanks for your enquiry, yes of course we do tours related to the rational style in the fascist period of time. Those below are the main tours we offer related to your interests.

    The EUR Quarter

    XX Century Rome

    You can also customise all of our tours by adding a extra hour where you can tell your private guide what you would like to visit. For example in this case, we suggest that you visit the Ardeatina caves (where nazi soldiers shot partisans and other prisoners)and the prison of Via tasso (where they tortured  their captives).

    Please send us an email at info@eyesofrome.com for further information and we look forward to hear from you soon!

    Eyes of Rome Team



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    Landon Fong

    Hi Eyes, I am an interior designer and I am starting a university exchange program in Rome this spring. I am greatly inspired by the grace and fantasy of Art Noveau and I have read the Coppedé district is an amazing display for these artworks and architecture, can your guide focus on this aspect mostly? It would be a great workshop for my studies and job!



  • Dear Landon, 

    Italy is source of great inspiration for art and architecture and Rome has a wide range of architectural and decorative elements of the Twenties to be explored, especially in the bizarre and elaborated Coppedè district. Coppedè, named after architect Gino Coppedè, is actually a mixture of  styles such as Art Nouveau, Medieval, Baroque and Neoclassic. You could tell Coppedè is Rome’s answer to Gaudì structures in Barcelona. Glass decorations by Cambellotti will definitely mesmerize you. I am sure you'll love it. 

    Having a private guide always allow you to adjust your itinerary according to your main interests and our guides are knowledgeable and expert in many different fields. You are welcome to book your tour online and add your request for an "Art-Noveau" focused content in the note section of the booking form. We will assign a guide specialized in 20th century art to your tour and make sure you'll enjoy the most of it. You are also welcome to ask as many questions as you want, of course!



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Info about your XX Century Rome Tour:

  • Private Tour: This is a private tour – your party only.
  • Tour Time: Approximately 3 hours. Adding optional sites will extend your tour time.
  • Tour Start Time: 9:30AM or 14:00
  • Tickets: Admission tickets for each participant are included in the total price. We will provide your fast line tickets access to the sites.
  • Photos: Photos and Video are permitted with the exception of the Sistine Chapel.
  • Children Tour for Free: Children aged 17 and under tour free with paying parents. However reduced tickets are required for children aged between 6 and 17. Kids between 0 and 5 do not require a ticket.
  • Design Your Own Experience: Sites visited are based on the pace of our average client. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, you can opt to see fewer sites. With a private guide, your tour is catered to your interests and activity level.
  • Mobility Impaired: Our tours involve a fair amount of walking. Please contact us if you are interested in modifying any of the tours for those who have trouble walking.
  • Guide Requests: Eyes of Rome will make every effort to schedule the guide you have requested, however, sometimes it is not possible due to schedule conflicts or time off. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.




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