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

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

From US$ 204.33 per person

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.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 5 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up from your accommodation inside the Aurelian Walls.


  • 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.
  • 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
  • Gratuites
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
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
  • All required protective equipment is provided

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

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
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4.7 /5

based on 24 reviews

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Son ruinas que con una buena explicación del guía te haces una idea perfecta de cómo vivía el emperador Adriano. Hay una parte con reproducción de esculturas originales que te ayuda a imaginar el espacio de baños, saunas, viviendas privadas… merece la pena! En Villa D’Este, los jardines son impresionantes, cascadas, fuentes…. El Cardenal Este rebotado por no ser elegido Papa se construyó esa villa con toda el agua de la zona…. toda para él jejejeje y nosotros que lo veamos! Merece la visita!

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January 10, 2022


Veri fine trip.

October 15, 2021

Lot of walking, make sure to take water with you.

July 30, 2021

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