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  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Villa d'Este

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

Product ID: 5887
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Go to historic Tivoli in Roman Campagna on a 4-hour coach tour from Rome, and explore Hadrian’s imperial villa. Continue to the Renaissance Villa d’Este, where you can stroll around the lovely grounds and marvel at the abundant fountains.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
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Spanish, English, French
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ruins of Hadrian's Villa on the hills of Tiburtini
  • Admire views of the Campagna countryside en route to Bagni di Tivoli
  • Wander among the grottoes and fountains of the Villa d'Este
  • Learn how the Villa Adriana was once more impressive than Ancient Rome
  • Look out for the vast travertine marble quarries
Full description
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 water. A series of terraces evokes the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, while the underground aqueduct provides testimony to the engineering skill of the Romans.
Includes
  • Entrance fee to Hadrian's Villa
  • Entrance fee to Villa d'Este and gardens
  • Transportation
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at 32, Via Giovanni Amendola (GLT Terminal), Rome. From April - September at 2:15 PM. From October - March at 7:45 AM.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is wheelchair accessible, provided the passenger is traveling with a companion who can assist them on and off the bus. Wheelchairs will be stored in the luggage area of the bus
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Service
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Value for money
3.6/5
Safety
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Green Line Tours

Product ID: 5887