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Rome: Day Tour of Villa D'Este & Hadrian's Villa Tivoli

Rome: Day Tour of Villa D'Este & Hadrian's Villa Tivoli

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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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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private or small groups available

Experience

Itinerary
5 hours
  • Rome

  • 1 hour
  • Hadrian's Villa (guided tour)

  • Lunch

  • Villa d'Este (guided tour)

  • 1 hour
  • Rome

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
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
Full description

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 and learn about the history and development of the villa, an enchanting site 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. Highlights include the caryatids and columns of the Canopus and Serapeum, the 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 a retreat from the demands of court life.

Includes
  • Bus transfer to and from the Villas
  • Admission fees
  • Expert tour guide
  • Group of 32 maximum
  • Headsets
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the bus stop at Via Cavour 224. The nearest metro station: “Cavour” (Line B).

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Important information

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  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 814 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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We had a delightful time! The tour was well organized. Giuseppe was an outstanding guide. Both villas were beautiful sites. We did not choose to have lunch with the tour group but instead enjoyed wandering around Tivoli and found a lovely side street trattoria. Giuseppe gave good advice for shopping in town. I would definitely recommend this tour and this guide.

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May 1, 2022

I would highly recommend this tour if you are going to Rome, so beautiful. Our tour guide Giuseppe was fantastic, he gave us so much information and free time to explore and take photos. The lunch we had at Giuseppe's recommended local restaurant was the best meal of our whole trip; authentic Italian food at its finest.

April 11, 2022

The ruins were truly a surprise and the guide made it so interesting. We went in a Monday and since Villa d Esta doesn’t open until 2 pm felt a little rushed although satisfied. Our guide provided a surprise that is probably daily but at 2:30, the pressure of biggest fountain actually pushes through the pipes of an organ playing Renaissance music. Please keep in mind there are many many steps without an elevator to the main gardens.

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April 5, 2022

Product ID: 7975