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Visit the famed gardens of Villa d’Este, as well as Villa Adriana, on this private tour from Rome to Tivoli, where the historical sites are located. Travel with a private driver to reach the villas, where you’ll be wowed by the detailed landscaping, fountains and architecture. You’ll also have time in the town of Tivoli to buy lunch.

Highlights

  • Tivoli tour from Rome with private transport
  • Visit Villa d’Este’s renowned Italian gardens
  • See the ancient ruins of Villa Adriana
  • Enjoy free time in Tivoli

What You Can Expect

Private Tour from Rome to Tivoli Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana with Hotel Pickup

Villa D'Este 100 Fountains

Your tour begins with hotel pickup by private minivan for the approximate 45-minute drive from Rome to Tivoli. Arrive first at Villa d’Este, built during the Renaissance years around 1550 for Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este, the governor of Tivoli.

Explore the gardens with your guide to see its Bernini-designed fountains and take in the lavish landscaping. This icon of Italian-style garden has been imitated around the world, so much so that musical composer Franz Liszt wrote a piano suite entitled ‘Fountains of the Villa d’Este.’

Next, you have free time in the town of Tivoli. Visit a restaurant where you can have lunch (own expense), and enjoy time to walk around town and take in views of the Roman countryside. Then head to Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa), originally home to Roman Emperor Hadrian.

Built in the 2nd century AD, the 'villa' is really of a complex of 30-plus structures covering 250 acres (1 square km) of land, much of which is unexcavated. You can see examples of an Alexandrian garden and admire the remains of palaces, temples, a theater, baths, staterooms and quarters for everyone from courtiers to slaves.

Your tour ends with return to Rome for hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Philip T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This worked out very well, driver was on time, and took us to the sights and we had plenty of time to see the sights. I would recommend this as a good day outside of Rome.

Catherine H

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Well worth the visit and a pleasant respite from the heat and crowds of Rome. We found the audio guide to be worthwhile.

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