- 5-hour Tivoli sightseeing trip from Rome with an expert guide
- Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites in one afternoon
- Enjoy a walking tour through Hadrian's Villa and learn about the extravagant Emperor Hadrian
- Explore Villa d'Este and its beautiful gardens at your leisure
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
Recent Photos of this Tour
Villa D'EstrePhoto by: activekath
Love Villa d'EstePhoto by: Sorada T
The beautiful town of TivoliPhoto by: Sorada T
Villa d'EstePhoto by: Adrienne E
Hadrian's VillaPhoto by: Zenobia L
Australia, 10 2012
Fountains at Villa d'EstePhoto by: Zenobia L
Australia, 10 2012
What You Can Expect
Your friendly guide will show you a model creation of the villa 2,000 years ago. Using ideas from his travels around Europe, the Emperor Hadrian created the most lavish holiday home imaginable, with opulent Roman baths, temples and palaces alongside elaborate fountains nestled into every nook and cranny. Hear fascinating facts about the estate in its heyday from your guide and head into the grounds for a walking tour around the ruins and gardens.
Next, continue to Villa d'Este, the town's other equally impressive villa. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this former Benedictine convent is famous for its beautifully manicured gardens, Renaissance architecture and glorious fountains, not to mention its sheer size! Learn how when the villa was commissioned in 1550, local residents were forced to move out of the area to create space for the vast site -- almost a village in its own right.
After an introduction to Villa d'Este from your knowledgeable guide, spend time exploring the grounds independently. Be sure to remember your camera, as the gardens are often considered Tivoli's most picturesque spot!
Your guide will meet you back on the coach in time for a relaxing journey back to Rome. Arriving in the evening, you'll be back in time for your nighttime plans in Rome!
This was a great tour. Hadrian's Villa over 120 acres really came alive with our excellent tour guide who supplied detailed information about how Hadrian lived in approximately 100 AD. The tour guide made you feel how life was in Hadrian's Villa. We next traveled to Tivoli and the Villa d'Este gardens. Tivoli is a beautiful city on top of a mountain. The gardens run down the side of the mountain and are beautiful with wonderful waterfalls and fountains. Lots of walking and climbing in this tour! Notwithstanding, it was well worth the time and effort.
Fabulous trip! Our guide was exceptionally pleasant and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful afternoon touring the villas. Definitely recommend this tour. Ask for Lucca to guide you, and you will not be disappointed.