Product ID: 33283

Tivoli: 5-Hour Tour of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este

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Explore the ancient town of Tivoli in Roman Campagna on a 5-hour tour from Rome, and visit Hadrian’s Villa, the most beautiful imperial villa, before continuing to the Renaissance Villa d’Este to stroll around the lovely grounds and fountains.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live guide
English, Spanish, French

Pick-up service

Pick-up from hotels (inside Aurelian Wall)
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit 2 stunning villas on the outskirts of Rome
  • Explore Hadrian's Villa, once more important than imperial Rome
  • Relax and enjoy the pick-up and drop off at your city center hotel
  • See the Renaissance architecture and gardens of Villa d'Este
  • Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned van with a maximum of 6 participants
Full description
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, and pebble mosaics. See sites such as the Fontana dell'Ovato, Le Cento Fontane (The Hundred Fountains), and more.
Includes
  • Entrance fees to Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana
  • Local guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan (up to 6 seats)
  • Pick-up and drop off service avalaible for hotels inside the interior of the Aurelian Walls
What’s Not Included
  • Tips

When you get there

Know before you go
• This tour goes operates rain or shine
• No refunds for missed flights, buses, trains etc.
• Total refund for cancellations made within 72 hours of tour departure