From Rome: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa with Lunch
- Small group
- Skip the line
- Duration: 7 hours
From US$ 129.18
From US$ 129.18
Depart Rome and travel by bus to the lovely town of Tivoli, best known for the Renaissance Villa d'Este and the large Roman archaeological complex of Hadrian's Villa. Learn the rich history of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites from an expert guide. Built in the Roman settlement of Tibur, Hadrian's Villa served as a retreat from Rome for the Roman Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd and 3rd decades of the 2nd century AD, and would be where he governed the Roman Empire during his last years or reign. Explore the complex to see the ruins of opulent pools, public baths and fountains. Marvel at classical Greek architecture and beautiful artworks. Have lunch at a typical Italian restaurant before moving on to Villa d’Este, best known for its beautiful terraces and the Apartments of the Cardinal with its spectacular view of the gardens and courtyards. Stroll among the many decorative fountains, such...
Both destinations were just beautiful. The sprawling magnificence of Hadrian’s Villa painted a picture of the true might of Rome at its height. The endless gardens and fountains of Villa d’Este we’re just breathtaking!
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este on a full-day trip from Rome. You’ll meet your expert guide in Rome, board a comfortable air-conditioned coach, and proceed to Hadrian’s Villa for a guided walking tour. Hadrian’s Villa was built as a retreat from Rome for the Roman Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd century A.D. Your guide will help you will step back in time as you explore the archaeological ruins of Hadrian’s Villa and the complex of temples, statues, theaters, and thermal baths. From Hadrian’s Villa the coach will take you to a spot near Villa d’Este, where you’ll have a break to enjoy a delicious lunch at a typical local restaurant. After the lunch break, you learn about the intriguing history of the Renaissance when you visit the romantic Villa d’Este, a former Benedictine convent. Walk with your guide through villa’s stunning gardens, marvel...
This is a must do adventure. First, our guide Inger was exceptional. I had studied much prior and Inger provided so many additional insights. She kept the group informed on what we would be experiencing and maintained a good pace for everyone. Her structure of the tour also allowed you to explore on your own and arranged clear meeting points.
Swap the bustling city for the peaceful countryside on this tour of Tivoli. Begin at Hadrian’s Villa, the first of two outstanding heritage sites on your private tour. Explore the ancient ruins where Emperor Hadrian once ruled Rome. Next, head to the Tivoli town center where you can explore the historic streets before digging into a sumptuous Italian lunch at a local restaurant, selected especially for its authentic character. Refueled from your lunch, leave behind the modern world as you journey on to Villa d’Este. See the Renaissance frescoes inside before strolling around the famous water garden, which includes Bernini’s impressive Neptune’s Fountain. Learn all about the villa’s wide acclaim, as you revel in the tranquillity amongst the fountains, nymphs, grottoes, and water displays.
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Punctual, efficient transport from Rome to the Villas with lunch break in Tivoli. Friendly and knowledgeable guide. Since getting to Villa Adriana on your own is a little tricky, this tour is a good alternative. We were only 10 people in the group, but before Covid it was apparently more like 40. The included lunch was ok, but nothing special. Since it was only about €10 price difference to the tour without lunch, good value for money.
Well organised and well led tour. Guide was approachable and knowledgeable and explained things well. Lunch venue was pleasant and food was good. A little more time to self-explore would be good but difficult in the time available.
We had a wonderful time exploring the ruins and the area. We were not prepared for the amount of walking, but was worth every moment of pain that came later. Guide was very insightful and knowledgable.
Very nice tour with a good guide (excellent English speaker), ample time to wander around at your own, a pleasant restaurant and 2 amazing Unesco sites
The fountains from Villa D'Este are amazing. A magical place that you should not miss.