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

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

    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 wa...

    Everything was well organized but we did not have enough time to do some shopping near villa ernst and near villa adriana. otherwise ok

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

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

    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, a...

  • Half Day Tour of Tivoli Garden Villa D'Este & Villa Adriana

    3. Half Day Tour of Tivoli Garden Villa D'Este & Villa Adriana

    Discover the glorious Tivoli villas dating back to the Roman Empire and the Renaissance in a half-day tour leaving from Rome. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Rome, you will travel  to the town of Tivoli, just a few kilometers from the city center. Discover a beautiful natural environment between the "Eternal City" and the high hills east of Rome. Stop at the great architectural complex of Villa Adriana, built in the second century AD by Emperor Hadrian. Admire its different architectural styles, with influences from Egypt, Rome and Athens. Learn how it was conceived as an "ideal city" and explore some of the symbols of ancient times. Afterwards, go to the Renaissance Villa d'Este and explore this palace setting, surrounded by a spectacular garden terrace. Enjoy the beauty of its waterfalls, water tanks and fountains. Admire a masterpiece of Italian landscape gardening with its m...

    You should really see all of this. Great time. May ba better to reserve the whole day

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What people are saying about Tivoli

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 135 reviews

The pick up at the hotel worked great. The multilingual guide was great and made the tour very interesting. We had booked the tour in English because German was not available and understood everything very well. The car exchange with the other 5 guests in the small group, four Americans and one Italian, worked really well. The focus was clearly on Villa Adriana, where we spent most of the time. In Villa d'Este we would have liked a little more time, maybe 1.5 instead of 1 hour. Overall, this half-day tour (total approx. 5 hours including travel time) was very worthwhile and a lot of fun for us. The organization by the local agency was great. It was very entertaining - mille Grazie!

Really a getaway to do! Very pretty; the covid situation meant that there were 2 of us in the minibus, which made us a private excursion.The very professional driver, our lovely guide. I recommend!

Nice visit. Very friendly guide. Complete guided tour on villa Adriana Visit villa in Estee, presentation by the guide then only Private driver service tbien Price justified because private visit

You should really see all of this. Great time. May ba better to reserve the whole day

Donato - our guide - was one of the best we've had in all our travels.