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Tivoli (Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este) Tours

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Tivoli (Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este)
The Italian town of Tivoli, just east of Rome, is home to luxe residences, splendid villas, and two famous UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Renaissance palace of Villa d'Este, known for its extravagant, gardens and water fountains, and the ruins of Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana), the grand second-century estate of Emperor Hadrian of ancient Rome. A visit to both sites entails garden walks and a variety of ancient architectural styles—not to mention a quiet, elegant escape from the city and some of the best natural water in Italy.

The Basics

Departing from Rome, most Tivoli tours include visits to both Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa. Discover the favorite vacation spot of the Renaissance period at the famous Villa d'Este, commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito, and take in its highlights: the views from the Vialone Terrace and the movie-famous Oval Fountain and Hundred Fountains. At Hadrian's Villa, you'll tour the archaeological remains of temples, libraries, and thermal baths, including the Maritime Theater, set on a man-made island at the center of a round pool; the grand Piazza d'oro; the Imperial Palace; and the Canopus, a replica of the sanctuary of Serapis near Alexandria. Choose a half-day tour or full-day trip through the Lazio countryside with an expert tour guide to get the most out of your visit to the historic sites.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A skip-the-line ticket for Hadrian’s Villa allows travelers to maximize their time at the countryside villa.
  • Choose a full-day tour that includes lunch for a meal in the classical city of Tivoli.
  • If you don’t wish to travel by train, book a charter tour or a private tour that includes transportation.

How To Get to Tivoli From Rome
Tivoli is set about 19 miles (30 km) east of Rome and can be reached from the city by public transport. Take the bus from the Ponte Mammolo metro station or the Roma-Pescara train line from Tiburtina station.

When to Get There
The Villa d'Este is open from 8:30am to either 5pm or 7:45pm, depending on the season, while Hadrian's Villa is open from 9am to 5pm or 7pm, depending on season. Given Tivoli’s many gardens, spring is a great time to visit.
Address: Piazza Trento, 5, Tivoli 00019, Italy
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Heritage Site: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli Tour from Rome

Set out from Rome for a half-day exploration of ancient Tivoli, a stunning hilltop town that once served as a vacation destination for the rich. Spend some time exploring its many offerings, including the Villa Adriana which incorporates of variety of ancient architectural styles and Villa d’Este, known for its exquisite Renaissance palace and garden. Learn about the history of this fascinating, fair-weather resort town as you go.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Roman Countryside: Private Concierge Shore Excursion

• English-speaking driver and private vehicle • Expert, licensed English-speaking local guide • Tour of the stunning gardens of Villa d'Este • Guided walking tour of the archaeological ruins of Hadrian's Villa, former home of 2nd century emperor Hadrian • Lunch at selected trattoria in Tivoli (cost not included)
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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Tivoli, Villa d'Este from Rome

A small journey of about 30km from Rome will take you to the wonderful villas in the enchanting town of Tivoli. Before arriving in the city you will find the largest villa, the archaeological Hadrian Villa of Emperor Hadrian, testimony of the extraordinary level of Roman architecture. In the center of the city you will be enchanted by the villa d'Este, famous for its artistic wonders and in particular for the numerous water games . Painters and wealthy aristocrats who have been a favorite destination for poets, painters and wealthy aristocrats who since the 800 arrived at a stage of the famous "Grand tour", a fascinating journey through archeology, history, places of worship and naturalistic landscapes in Tivoli you do not expect; cultivated by the love of its citizens and appreciated over the centuries by tourists and beauty lovers.
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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Tivoli Garden Tour 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 many nymphs, grottoes and fountains that were inspired by the Gardens of Babylon.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Tivoli Half Day - Villa D'Este & Villa Adriana

Visit Tivoli, an ancient resort area famed for its beauty and its good water, enriched by many Roman villas, the most famous one, of which the ruins remain,is Villa Adriana. Take a comfortable transport to the little town of Tivoli, located few kilometers far Rome, in a splendid natural environment between the Eternal city and the high hills to the east of Rome.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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Skip-the-Line: Hadrian's Villa Entrance Ticket

Discover the significant architectural features of Hadrian's Villa, the 2nd-century residence of Emperor Hadrian. Use your admission ticket to skip any lines at the countryside villa in Tivoli, which is contained within Villa d'Este. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site, which includes ruins of thermal structures, a theater, temples, libraries, state rooms and buildings once used to house courtiers and slaves.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Villa D'Este Fountains and Gardens Halfday from Rome

Embark on this HalfDay private tour of Tivoli and Villa D'Este with just your party and a professional English-speaking driver. Spend time visiting the area and exploring the inside of the Villa 'Este while you take memorable photos. Upgradable with Licensed Local Guide.You’ll be able also to spend some time visiting the city of Tivoli, and free time for lunch before making the journey back to your Rome accommodation.Worry-Free and Safe Private Tour Experience, operated only with: - Expert Professional English-Speaking Drivers - Selected local Expert Licensed Tour Guides (when booked) - Welcoming by private licensed fully-insured air-conditioned comfortable Vehicles
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este

Visit the historic vacation homes of the Roman elite on a Rome to Tivoli day trip. The full-day guided excursion includes tours of Tivoli’s two UNESCO-listed sites: Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este. Hear Renaissance and Ancient Roman history and scandal, admire archaeological ruins and explore some of Italy’s most extravagant private gardens.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Trip from Rome

Get out of Rome and head to hilltop Tivoli on this fun half-day guided trip. Explore the historic town and visit Hadrian's Villa and the Villa d'Este, two UNESCO World Heritage-listed spots. With an expert guide, tour the town and its historic villas, learning about the history of the area and seeing an exciting swath of the Roman countryside.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Tivoli Day Trip from Rome with Lunch Including Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este

Travel in the footsteps of Roman emperors, cardinals and popes who would flee the hustle and bustle of Rome for hilltop Tivoli, 20 miles (30 kilometers) north-east of the Eternal City. This 7.5-hour guided day trip takes you back in time (via an air-conditioned coach) in Tivoli, exploring the archeological remains of 2nd-century Hadrian's Villa, with its lavish temples, sculptures, and theaters. After the lunch break, stroll around the lush gardens of the Renaissance-era Villa d'Este, marveling at the famed Fountain of Neptune.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Tour of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este from Rome

Rome is full of magnificent ancient monuments, but there are even more historic gems just outside of the city. This small-group half-day tour from Rome visits the hilltown of Tivoli, home to two UNESCO-listed marvels – the 2nd-century ruins of Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana) and the idyllic Villa d'Este, a 16th-century palace and garden complex. Tour includes hotel pickup, entrance fees, and round-trip transport.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Tivoli: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este with Pick-up from Rome

Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome on a private day tour of Tivoli with convenient round-trip transport from your Rome accommodation. In addition to navigating, your guide offers little-known facts about Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este, two UNESCO World Heritages sites often missed by visitors. Skip-the-line admission tickets are included for a seamless, convenient experience.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Day trip from Rome to Tivoli

Head out of Rome for a day trip to Tivoli, located about 20 miles (30 km) east of the city. With skip-the-line admission, you'll visit the area's two villas—Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa—where you can admire their architecture and landscaping and hear about them from a guide.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Day Trip From Rome to Tivoli Villas with Lunch

See Hadrian's Villa and the Villa d'Este and enjoy a delicious lunch on this day trip to Tivoli town.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Day Trip from Rome: Villa d'Este and its Gardens Private Tour

Visit the beautiful gardens and impressive fountains of the Villa d'Este with this private 4-hour day trip from Rome. Travel to the nearby 16th-century villa to explore its famous grounds. Admire its 255 waterfalls and 50 fountains set among lush greenery, creating an enchanting outdoor space.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Villa D'Este and Tivoli Private Halfday from Rome

Explore historic Tivoli and the UNESCO-listed Villa D’Este on a private half-day tour from Rome. After a scenic 45-minute drive from Rome, stroll around the idyllic Renaissance gardens of the Villa D’Este and learn more about its memorable monuments from an audio guide. After admiring highlights like the Water Organ Fountain and the Fountain of the Dragons, enjoy free time to explore hilltop Tivoli.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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A day to Tivoli from Civitavecchia

With this private tour that can be tailored as you wish,you can taste a part of Italy as a local. Small groups up to 8 passengers,and it can be limited at your needs even for two. Don't you hesitate to book it,that's simply unique.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Tivoli, Villa Adriana and Villa d'Este private tour from Rome

A small journey of about 30km from Rome will take you to the wonderful villas in the enchanting town of Tivoli. Before arriving in the city you will find the largest villa, the archaeological Hadrian Villa of Emperor Hadrian, testimony of the extraordinary level of Roman architecture. In the center of the city you will be enchanted by the villa d'Este, famous for its artistic wonders and in particular for the numerous water games . Painters and wealthy aristocrats who have been a favorite destination for poets, painters and wealthy aristocrats who since the 800 arrived at a stage of the famous "Grand tour", a fascinating journey through archeology, history, places of worship and naturalistic landscapes in Tivoli you do not expect; cultivated by the love of its citizens and appreciated over the centuries by tourists and beauty lovers.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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Self-Guided Round Trip of Tivoli and Villa d'Este from Rome

Tivoli was once home to Roman emperors, and is rich in ancient heritage. With this tour, don’t worry about organizing logistics—round-trip transportation from Rome makes this a seamless way to explore. Upon arrival, you’ll have free time to visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the ruins of Hadrian’s Villa and the scenic Villa d’Este (entrance own expense). As this is a self-guided tour, you can explore as you wish.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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A Day In Tivoli from Rome

Tivoli, Hadrian’s and d’Este Villas day tour from RomeTivoli was one of the favourite resort of the ancient Roman travellers because of its opulent lifestyle. Indeed our tour starts with a visit to the largest palace built in the Roman Empire, the Hadrian’s Villa, the princely dwelling on order of the Cardinal d’Este.The finest Baroque garden in Italy with more than 1,000 fountainsThe second step of our tour is a drive to the upper level of the town of Tivoli, where is Villa d’Este, the residence of the Cardinal d’Este, son of Lucrecia Borgia, that presents one of the finest Baroque garden in Italy with more than 1,000 fountains.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Tour: Tivoli Gardens and Countryside Experience from Rome

Escape Rome for a day in the countryside on this private tour that takes you to Tivoli, known for its gardens at the Villa d’Este. Enjoy comfortable private transportation to reach Tivoli, where you can explore the expansive gardens independently. Afterward, take a drive through the area, admiring the rolling vineyard scenery. You’ll stop at a local trattoria, where you can buy lunch and taste wines, if you wish. (Food, drinks and entrance fees are at your own expense.)
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana Fullday from Rome

Spend this FullDay Tour from Rome exploring the beauty of Tivoli town.See the Villa Adriana, and Villa d'Este with their beautiful gardens. Upgradable with Licensed Local Guide.You’ll be able also to spend some time visiting the town of Tivoli, where you’ll have also free time for lunch.Pick up and drop off will be at your accommodation in Rome.Worry-Free and Safe Private Tour Experience, operated only with:- Expert Professional English-Speaking Drivers- Selected local Expert Licensed Tour Guides (when booked)- Welcoming by private licensed fully-insured air-conditioned comfortable Vehicles
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tivoli - Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este Half-Day Tour from Rome

Take a break from the bustle of Rome and journey to the summer retreat of wealthy Roman families with a private half-day tour to Tivoli. Tour the UNESCO-listed ruins of Emperor Hadrian’s stately imperial villa, replete with statuary, gardens and pools. Next, admire one of the best-preserved examples of Italian Renaissance architecture at the lush gardens and estate of Villa d’Este. Travel in a comfortable minivan and enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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