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
Italian, English
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
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • 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 859 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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Both Hadrian's Village and Ville D'Este are exceptional properties and are a must see. The beauty of Villa D'Este's many fountains and waterfalls cannot be overstated. Our guide, Joseph, was very knowledgable about both Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este but also threw in some fun knowledge. We really enjoyed the trip, although the bus had poor air conditioning.

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July 12, 2022

Giuseppe is a local guide from Tivoli who took us around for the day. He did a great job of informing us of both Hadrians Villa and Villa D’Este with plenty of information, and free time to take photos of the main sights and lunch around town. He was very patient and kind. He gave a lunch spot recommendation that was a bit pricey, so would recommend having a walk around and finding your own bite to eat. The tour was a good length of time for a Tivoli daytrip. Also make sure to visit Mirko at Gelataria Cactus for an amazing gelato!

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July 7, 2022

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

Product ID: 7975