Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este

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Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este


Excursion Overview

Discover two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este, on a guided full-day trip to Tivoli from Rome. You’ll learn interesting Renaissance history, discover awe-inspiring archaeological ruins and admire elaborate gardens and dazzling fountains on a trip that’s sure to be as memorable as it is captivating.

Tour Includes

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees to Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Headsets to ear the guide clearly

Tour Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Leave the hustle and bustle of Rome behind as you set off into the countryside by luxury coach on this guided full-day trip to Tivoli, a historic town lying east of Rome in the breathtaking Monti Tiburtini hills. Tivoli boasts a fresher climate than its busy city neighbor, and has been favored since ancient times as a popular summer retreat for wealthy Romans.

Tivoli’s top attractions are undoubtedly the magnificent and historical Hadrian’s Villa for a 1.5-hour guided walking tour. This villa belonged to the 2nd-century Emperor Hadrian, who sought a modest holiday home as a lasting tribute to his lover. (By today's standards, this ‘modest’ retreat might be considered a town in itself!) Explore the archaeological ruins of Hadrian’s estate of more than 30 buildings, including a sprawling complex of imperial palace ruins, thermal baths, libraries, temples and underground passages wide enough for cars.

Stop for lunch at a cafe (own expense) and head to Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Adriana) and Villa d’Este. Follow your guide through Villa d’Este, a former Benedictine convent considered to be one of the most enchanting villas of the late Renaissance period. Hear intriguing stories from your guide about how the building was created as a lavish home for the son of Lucretia Borgia, a scandalous Italian duchess who created much drama in 15th-century Italy. Marvel at the famous Fountain of Neptune as you stroll through the villa’s stunning gardens, featuring impressive waterfalls, centenary trees and more than 500 fountains. 

Then sit back and enjoy views of the Italian countryside as you head back to Rome. Your guide will be happy to answer any questions you have along the way.

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Luggage storage NOT available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note:Stairs at both villas are quite steep andamoderate amount of walking is involved
  • This tour is not recommended to people with disabilities

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

The meeting point is at the bus stop at Via Cavour 224. The nearest metro station: “Cavour” (Line B).

Departure time

Meeting Time: 9:10am
Departure time: 9:30am

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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