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

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

From US$ 107.62 per person

Marvel at the opulence of Hadrian's Villa and the gardens of Villa D'Este in Tivoli on a 7-hour tour from Rome. Stroll the gardens of the Borgias, and see the imperial palaces of Emperor Hadrian to discover 2 of the finest Renaissance residences in Italy.

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Duration 7 hours
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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
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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
  • Group of 32 maximum
  • Headsets
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
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 12 years and older who are visiting a site in White or Yellow Zones must present a Basic Green Pass, while those in Orange or Red Zones must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Basic Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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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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  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 760 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Our guide Joseph was great. The day was nicely split with Hadrian’s palace in the morning and the Villa d’Este and it’s amazing fountains in the afternoon. I felt we had adequate time at both sites as well as a good break for lunch. But Joseph was truly one of the highlights - very informative and a very engaging personality.

October 27, 2021

A very interesting tour but with a tight schedule and which, perhaps, could last at least an hour longer. In my opinion, in fact, we should be able to dedicate at least half an hour more to Villa Adriana, where instead we went too quickly. We had not included lunch but we stopped anyway for lunch with the rest of the group, ordering à la carte at the affiliated restaurant. We ate very well. The organization of the tour was flawless.

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September 8, 2021

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!

July 17, 2021

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