Day Tour to Tivoli’s Villa D’Este & Villa Adriana from Rome

Day Tour to Tivoli's Villa D'Este & Villa Adriana from Rome

Day Tour to Tivoli’s Villa D’Este & Villa Adriana from Rome


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DURATION: 7 hours


FREQUENCY: Tuesday – Sunday

MEETING POINT: Bus stop at Via Cavour, 224


Marvel at the opulence of Hadrian’s Villa and the gardens of Villa D’Este in Tivoli on a 7-hour tour from Rome. Stroll the gardens of the Borgias, and see the imperial palaces of Emperor Hadrian to discover 2 of the finest Renaissance residences in Italy.
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Day Tour to Villa D’Este & Villa Adriana from Rome Highlights

  • Visit 2 of the finest Renaissance villas on the outskirts of Rome
  • Stroll the Italianate gardens of Villa d’Este
  • Explore Hadrian’s Villa, once considered more important than imperial Rome itself
  • Admire the caryatids and columns of the Canopus and Serapeum

Day Tour to Villa D’Este & Villa Adriana from Rome Inclusions

  • Bus transfer to and from the Villas
  • Admission fees
  • Expert tour guide
  • Group of 32 maximum
  • Headsets

Day Tour Exclusions

  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)


Depart Rome and transfer to Tivoli to tour 2 of Italy’s most impressive villas on this full-day tour of the Villa D’Este and Hadrian’s Villa, with time to explore both magnificent country estates.

Drive to Hadrian’s Villa, built in the 2nd century by Emperor Hadrian, and once greater than the center of Imperial Rome. The largest and most luxurious residence ever built in Italy, it features an impressive array of imperial palaces, temples, theaters, thermal baths and pools.

After lunch, explore the grounds of the Villa D’Este, your guide will tell you about the history and development of the villa, considered one of the most enchanting sites of the late Italian Renaissance. Once the home of Lucrezia Borgia’s son, it is renowned for its spectacular gardens and trees, as well as its waterfalls and fountains, such as the Fontana dell’Ovato and Le Cento Fontane (The Hundred Fountains).

Highlights of the grounds include the caryatids and columns of the Canopus and Serapeum, the villa’s pool and artificial grotto, named after an Egyptian city and temple dedicated to the god Serapis, and the Maritime Theatre, where a small Roman house was thought to have provided retreat from the demands of court life.


  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible


2 reviews for Day Tour to Tivoli’s Villa D’Este & Villa Adriana from Rome

  1. 5 out of 5


    Well organized tour. three of us agreed that this was a great day. Joseph was an excellent guide, lunch (on our own) restaurant suggested was excellent and efficient Tivoli was magnificent!

  2. 5 out of 5


    Giuseppe (Josef) is the perfect guide. He has lived his whole life in Tivoli and he knows everybody and every place. He is very calm and punctual, and he speaks english very well. Hadrians Villa and Villa D’Este is an unforgetable experience. Just go there!!!

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