Day trip

Rome: Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa Tivoli Day Tour

Activity provider: Enjoy Rome

Rome: Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa Tivoli Day Tour

Activity provider: Enjoy Rome
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Marvel at the opulence of Hadrian's Villa and the gardens of Villa D'Este in Tivoli on a day trip from Rome. Stroll in the gardens of the Borgias and tour the imperial palaces of Emperor Hadrian.

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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
  • Headsets
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Tips
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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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 849 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The trip was amazing. Our guide Joseph was very knowledgeable, funny and helpful. He took a good care of everyone. The bus driver was amazing too. He drove smoothly during the whole trip. I enjoyed the trip. The group was amazing,collaborative and supportive. The villas and gardens were amazing. The sound of the piano at 2:30 was unique. A true journey through history expressing love, commitment and what humans can do. Thank you everyone who participated in this lovely trip.

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June 27, 2022

The good: I think that our guide did a good job of managing the group and I appreciate that the large number of travelers were broken up into small groups (less than 20) for the guided portion. Hadrian's villa is ruins. It's a huge property with lots of walking. Villa D'Este was mainly frescoes in about 6 rooms, but the main attraction was the gardens - worth the entire day's tour. Absolutely exceptional. Again, our guide made sure our time was spent on the important part - the gardens. They are not large, but spectacular with lots to see and in good condition. The biggest negative was the transportation. An older, dirty bus that was very full and a rather disorganized departure.

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June 5, 2022

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

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