Rome: Villa Torlonia and Coppedé Private 3-Hour Tour

Art Nouveau Rome: Villa Torlonia & Coppedé Private Tour

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Key Details
Duration
3 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Instant Confirmation
Live Guide
English, Italian

Pick-up service

Pick-up from hotels in Rome available on request (at your own expense). Please advise if you require a transfer in advance

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What You'll Do
  • Visit the Casino Nobile, built for a prince of the Torlonia family in the 19th century
  • Admire the “House of the Owls” in the stained glass windows at the decorative arts museum
  • Explore the magical kingdom of Piazza Mincio at the Coppedè Quarter
  • Discover one of the finest residential neighborhoods of Rome
Overview
Take a stroll in the beautiful park of Villa Torlonia on a 3-hour private tour of Rome, and discover the villa built for the Torlonia family by artists as an eclectic experiment. Then, explore the Art Nouveau Coppedè district, off the usual tourist path.
What to Expect
Enjoy a half-day private tour of Villa Torlonia, just 10 minutes by taxi from Rome city center, and discover an early 19th century house, built for a rich banking family ennobled by the pope a century earlier.

Your guide will tell you the villa’s history, including when it became the home of Mussolini in the 1930s. The separate bedrooms he and his wife Rachele used are on the upper floor of the Villino Nobile, although the original furniture has gone. The basement also provided access to 2 bunkers that Mussolini built, one as a bomb shelter and the other as a gas shelter.

Marvel at the extravagant House of the Owls, former residence of Prince Giovanni Torlonia the Younger until his death in 1938. Set at the edge of the park in a discrete location, the house was intended as a refuge from the formality of the main residence. Its architecture is the result of a series of transformations and additions planned by different architects with artisanal or industrial materials.

Learn about the rich decorations of the 2 internal levels, finished with artistic scultures and furniture with pictorial effects. See some of the best examples of local stained glass and inlaid wood sourced from the local workshops of Rome.

Next, explore the Coppedé neighborhood and discover one of the best residential areas in Rome. As you walk, your guide will point out the fantastic Art Nouveau architecture designed by Gino Coppedé, and more.
What's Included
  • Private guide
  • Museum entrance fees
What's Not Included
  • Taxi transfers or pick-up transportation
  • Tips and gratuities
Meeting Point

Meet at the Villa Torlonia, Via Nomentana 70. Your guide will be waiting at the entrance to the park and ticket booths

Know Before You Go
• Sites visited are based on the pace of the 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
• Please note that the tour involves a fair amount of walking
• Please advise on booking if you require a hotel pick-up, and provide the name and address of your hotel if you do. Please also advise if any of your group has mobility issues, and you want to modify the tour

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