Day trip

From Rome: Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa Tivoli Day Tour

Activity provider: Enjoy Rome
Day trip

From Rome: Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa Tivoli Day Tour

Activity provider: Enjoy Rome
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Marvel at the opulence of Hadrian's Villa and the gardens of Villa D'Este in Tivoli on a day trip from Rome. Stroll in the gardens of the Borgias and tour the imperial palaces of Emperor Hadrian.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private or small groups available


5 hours
  • Rome

  • 1 hour
  • Hadrian's Villa (guided tour)

  • Lunch

  • Villa d'Este (guided tour)

  • 1 hour
  • Rome

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Visit 2 of the finest Renaissance villas on the outskirts of Rome
  • Stroll the Italianate gardens of Villa d'Este
  • Explore Hadrian's Villa, once considered more important than imperial Rome itself
  • Admire the caryatids and columns of the Canopus and Serapeum
Full description

Depart Rome and transfer to Tivoli to tour 2 of Italy’s most impressive villas on this full-day tour of the Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa, with time to explore both magnificent country estates. Drive to Hadrian's Villa, built in the 2nd century by Emperor Hadrian, and once greater than the center of Imperial Rome. The largest and most luxurious residence ever built in Italy, it features an impressive array of imperial palaces, temples, theaters, thermal baths, and pools. After lunch, explore the grounds of the Villa D'Este and learn about the history and development of the villa, an enchanting site of the late Italian Renaissance. Once the home of Lucrezia Borgia's son, it is renowned for its spectacular gardens and trees, as well as its waterfalls and fountains. Highlights include the caryatids and columns of the Canopus and Serapeum, the pool and artificial grotto, named after an Egyptian city and temple dedicated to the god Serapis, and the Maritime Theatre, where a small Roman house was thought to have provided a retreat from the demands of court life.

  • Bus transfer to and from the Villas
  • Admission fees
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

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

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 959 reviews

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Took the tour in March so we were onlu 6 people and the guide and the villas were not crowded at all. The guide (Giusepe) was great and I really enjoyed the tour. I didn't include the lunch and found a different restaurant in the area and then gelato (gelateria cactus). The break for lunch was a bit long because the shops were closed for siesta so not much to do, but I didn't feel like I needed more time for the villas- we had plenty of time to hear great explanations from the guide and to walk around alone and take photos.

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March 24, 2023

This is one of the best tours I've done in Italy. The meeting place was clear and the bus arrived on time. We met our guide at Hadrian's Villa. Giuseppe was the best! His knowledge of both Hadrian's Villa, Villa d'Este and Tivoli was excellent, the history was very interesting and he made it fun too. Lunch at the Trattoria in Tivoli was also excellent. I highly recommend this tour.

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March 24, 2023

Our guide, “Giuseppe” (Joseph) was absolutely outstanding, he is from the Tívoli area and is a local so he was extremely knowledgeable. The tour moved along at a pleasant rate and everything was well explained, I even learned a little italiano on the tour. Bus ride there and back was comfortable. Easy Peasy, both locations were spectacular. The meet up location was clearly explained, but it was along Via Cavour, outside at the bus stop which threw some of the people (who were looking for an actual business). Other than that, it was perfect.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 7975