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

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

    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). H...

    The villas are wonderful and are worth the detour. The bus is a very convenient way to get there from Rome.

  • Rome: Tivoli Villas and UNESCO Jewels Tour

    2. Rome: Tivoli Villas and UNESCO Jewels Tour

    Discover the glorious villas of Tivoli that date back to the times of the Romans and the Renaissance on a half-day tour from Rome. Following an optional pickup from your hotel in the capital, transfer by comfortable transport to the little town of Tivoli just a few kilometers from the city center. Discover a splendid natural environment between the “Eternal City” and the high hills to the east of Rome. Stop at the remarkable architectural complex of the Villa Adriana, built in the 2nd century AD by the Emperor Hadrian. Marvel at its different architectural styles, with influences from Egypt, Rome, and Athens. Learn how it was designed as an "ideal city," and explore some of the symbols of ancient times. Then, go to the Renaissance-style Villa d’Este and explore its palatial setting, surrounded by a spectacular terraced garden. Enjoy the beauty of its cascades, water tanks, and fountai...

    Fabio was excellent guide. They pick you from your hotel with minivans and they assembly the group at piazza della repubblica. The only negative is that the excursion ends there and you have to go on your own back to your hotel. My hotel was just 500m away. The weather was perfect otherwise i guess it becomes muddy at Hadrian's villa.

  • Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Tour

    3. Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Tour

    Explore 2 of the most famous Italian villas on a half-day trip from Rome, following the ancient Roman road of "Via Tiburtina" to Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli. Upon arrival, explore the ruins at the foot of the Tiburtini Hills, where natural springs supply the spa town of Bagni di Tivoli. Along the way, look for the vast quarries of travertine marble. Built in the 2nd century, Hadrian’s Villa was once more powerful and impressive than the center of Imperial Rome and boasts exquisite fountains and gardens. Admire the caryatids and columns of Canopus and Serapeum, the artificial grotto named after an Egyptian temple to the god Serapis, and more. Continue to the Renaissance Villa d'Este, where you can wander the Italianate gardens and discover an abundance of grottoes, frescoes and mosaics. Marvel at fountains that create a graceful symphony of carved stone, and provide shade, sunlight and wa...

    Everything was well organized but we did not have enough time to do some shopping near villa ernst and near villa adriana. otherwise ok

  • Tivoli Day Trip: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este with Lunch

    4. Tivoli Day Trip: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este with Lunch

    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.

  • Tivoli: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Tour

    5. Tivoli: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Tour

    Start this 5-hour tour of Tivoli from Rome from Piazza Esquilino, with stunning views of the Colosseum from one of the 7 hills of the city, and drive through the Via Tiburtina, passing Castro Pretorio, the Baths of Tivoli, and Ponte Lucano (Lucano Bridge). Your destination is Hadrian's Villa, built in the 2nd century by Emperor Hadrian, once more grand than the center of Imperial Rome. Discover a multitude of exquisite fountains and flower gardens. See the caryatids and columns of the Canopus and Serapeum, the villa's pool and artificial grotto, named after an Egyptian city where a temple was dedicated to the god Serapis. You will also see the island “Maritime Theatre,” on which sits a small Roman house that was probably used as a retreat from busy court life. Continue to Villa d'Este, a beautiful Renaissance villa with exquisite Italianate gardens that's full of grottoes, frescoes, a...

  • Tivoli: Half–Day Gardens and Countryside Private Tour

    6. Tivoli: Half–Day Gardens and Countryside Private Tour

    Start your day with a 9:00 AM pick–up from the lobby of your Rome hotel. Meet your driver and board the awaiting private vehicle. From there, make the 50–minute drive to the city of Tivoli. Visit the gardens with their famous fountains. Admire the Italian- and French-influenced design of the gardens inside of the Villa. The nearby Aniene River provides the water to all the fountains and waterfalls. Once you have finished exploring the gardens, head to the Roman countryside. Admire the beauty of vineyards and rolling hills as you go. Visit the Temple of Vesta, home to the ancient Goddess of the Romans. On request and not included in the price of the tour, you can visit a local trattoria and take the opportunity to try out local wines such as Bianco Frascati, and a dry red wine of Olevano, as you savor a local lunch. Afterwards board your luxury vehicle and make your way back to your Rom...

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based on 892 reviews

This was a wonderful tour! Giuseppe was incredibly informative, kind and he made the sites come alive with his passion and great knowledge! Lunch was also wonderful! This tour was a highlight of our trip to Italy! The sites are beautiful but be sure to request Giuseppe because he made them and the whole day magical!

The villas are wonderful and are worth the detour. The bus is a very convenient way to get there from Rome.

Solid choice if you panoramic views. Great to get away from the busy streets of Rome for a while.

Great tour-basically a private tour with a group of only 9 people! Guide was awesome.

All very well organized. The guide good professional and charming.