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

  • Tour the mountain town of Tivoli and escape the hustle and bustle of Rome

  • Visit ancient villas, including the 2nd-century estate of Emperor Hadrian

  • Make the most of limited time with a convenient bus service from Rome

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
From $68.35

Visit the lovely mountain town of Tivoli and explore an emperor’s villa and a gorgeous museum on this all-day tour. After a comfortable ride on an air-conditioned coach, tour Emperor Hadrian’s lavish complex, with its beautiful pools and baths. Learn about the villa’s history from an informative guide and head to Villa d’Este, a 16th-century villa-turned-museum and see its terraced hillside garden and more than half a dozen fountains.

What to Expect

Originally built as his country house, Emperor Hadrian (who ruled Rome from 117 to 138) would eventually govern the empire during the last years of his reign from there. More recently however, the Republic of Italy owns this large Roman archaeological complex. The lavish landscape consists of many opulent pools, baths, fountains and classical Greek architecture.

Have some time to stroll around and enjoy a leisurely lunch before heading over to Villa d’Este, best known for its beautiful terraces. Some other highlights include: the Apartments of the Cardinal , the Gardens and the many elegant fountains – the Oval Fountain, the Hundred Fountains, Fountain of the Dragons, Fountain of the Owl, Organ, and Neptune, to name a few.

Look no further – this is your perfect little getaway from Rome.

Reviews (15)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed November 2, 2018
Incredible fountains

We booked this as an escape from Rome (which actually wasn't as hectic as we were expecting) but Hadrian's Villa had such a peaceful air and the ponds of water and size of the villa complex was wonderful to experience. We had a nice amount...More

Thank Kerry F
Reviewed August 31, 2018
Tivoli Totally Top-Notch!

Our excellent guide Giuseppe (a native of Tivoli) was informative, knowledgeable, and highly experienced. His love for the past glories of the Roman people was obvious and infectious. He brought the Hadrian complex to life - descriptions of how things looked, how affairs were conducted,...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed August 9, 2018
Tivoli Italy is a breath of fresh air!

Giuseppe was an excellent guide since Tivoli was his birthplace. Hadrian's Villa, the largest private residence ever constructed, was immense and came "alive" with Giuseppe's narrative. Villa d'Este and its water pipe organ with fountains driven by gravity alone, and the magnificent rooms is beyond...More

Thank Ruthann G
Reviewed August 1, 2018
Fabulous fountains

My wife and I made this trip on Thursday last, 26th July, having suffered miserable experiences the previous two days with guided tours of the Vatican and Gallery Borghese with guides from the company City Wonders. Understandably we were somewhat apprehensive but as it turned...More

Thank Jundibutoo
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile
Enjoyable tour

Our tour guide was Giuseppe who was awesome. The reason for 4 stars was more the office problem i.e. the description of the meeting place was quoting an incorrect near train station I would also say that more time should be given at Villa d'Este...More

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May 6, 2018|
Response from Rebecca0123456 | Reviewed this property |
We arrived back around 4pm and the drop off point Is very close to the train station. Our tour was on a Saturday though and the traffic was much lighter than it would be during the week so I guess it depends on what day of... More