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Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana) and Villa d'Este in Tivoli
Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana) and Villa d'Este in Tivoli

Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana) and Villa d'Este in Tivoli

Piazza Trento, 5, Tivoli, 00019

The Basics

Most Tivoli tours departing from Rome include visits to both Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa. At the latter, tour archaeological ruins of temples, libraries, and thermal baths, including the Maritime Theater, the grand Piazza d’Oro, the Imperial Palace, and the Canopus. At Villa d’Este—commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito—admire views from the Vialone Terrace and the picture-perfect Oval Fountain. To get the most out of your visit, opt for a full- or half-day guided tour through the Lazio countryside.

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Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este
Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este
$80.57 per adult
Traveler Favorite
A great trip for a day
I was really a great day, thanks to Giuseppe who even made it better with his guidance and information
Rabab_A, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Rome

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Full day
Janet_M, Oct 2021
Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este
A full day tour of two villas which required a short bus ride between the two. Our guide was knowledgeable and helpful. I think it needed maybe less time at Hadrian's Villa so that there could have been a little more time after lunch before seeing Villa D'Este. It felt rushed as the guide had a timetable to keep.
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A well spent day outside Rome
Magnus_U, Oct 2021
Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este
Hadrians villa was very interesting place to visit and such a huge site. Villa d'Este is so beautiful that you loose your ability too speak. Our guide clearly knew what he was talking about. The garden is absolutly marvelous and the fountains are spectacular.
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Must See
Mark_R, Sep 2021
Heritage Site: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli Tour from Rome
Our guideFabio was very informative and social. In addition we had a terrific driver. Hadrian’s villa was the Disney world of its day except for 1 person.
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Memorable experience in Tivoli
Elize_W, Oct 2021
Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este
Truly money well spent. Everything taken care of efficiently and competently. Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este are worth the day trip to experience a different vibe from that of Rome. Giuseppe was the cherry on top. Couldn't have asked for a better guide. That man makes the tour!
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UNESCO site worth every moment and more
Susan_K, Oct 2021
Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este
Confusion on the meeting point, however this UNESCO site is definitely worth a day. Just wish it was actually a little longer…
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Informative and enjoyable
richarddE1969RV, Aug 2018
Tivoli Day Trip from Rome with Lunch Including Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este
Small group tour of six. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Reasonable pace but a lot of walking. You have to be able to climb a lot of steps at the Villa d’Este. Lunch was superb and included wine. Guide did not rush us but moved at our pace. Small six passenger van was clean but a/c needed work. Overall an excellent tour.
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This tour was very enjoyable. The tour...
Brenda K. C, Aug 2011
Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Trip from Rome
This tour was very enjoyable. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable to all the guests on board. The bus was very clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend this tour and the tour company.
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Villa D Este was beautiful. It was...
Lindsey, Apr 2015
Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este Half-Day Trip from Rome
Villa D Este was beautiful. It was one of the most beautiful places we saw it Italy. Hadrians villa was cool too but not quite as beautiful. The tour guide was very friendly and the transportation to the villas was nice and clean. It was rainy and cold out on our tour but we still enjoyed it.
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Great tour outside of Rome!
James_S, Sep 2021
Tivoli Day Trip from Rome: Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este
Amazing walk through Hadrian’s villa and Tivoli! Beautiful views from Tivoli and the gardens. Giuseppe was a wonderful guide and brought the sites to life.
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Hadrian's villa
MarieChristine_C, Jul 2020
Tivoli Garden Villa d' Este & Hadrian's Villa Full Day Guided Tour
Alessandro was a very nice guide, flexible and patient. The villa d'Este was enchanting and Hadrian's villa very impressive
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Great day trip
Patricia_B, Feb 2020
Tivoli Day Trip from Rome with Lunch Including Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este
Great day trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. Both sites were worth seeing and the tour guide helped the ruins come alive. And, the fountains at villa d’este were so beautiful. Definitely go!
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Beautiful gardens
jtleeper, Feb 2020
Private Tour:Tivoli Villa D'Este
It was beautiful! However, it has a ton of stairs. Also, unless you are very interested in the stories behind the fountains, save your money on the audio guide. You won't miss it, and it allows you to just take in the beauty.

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 to enjoy 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.

  • Both the Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa are wheelchair accessible, although Tivoli has some cobblestoned streets.

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How To Get There

Tivoli is set about 19 miles (30 kilometers) 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. Alternatively, opt for a guided tour that includes round-trip transportation.

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When to Get There

The Villa d'Este is open from 8:30am until the late afternoon or evening depending on the season, while Hadrian's Villa has slightly shorter hours, again depending on the season. Given Tivoli’s many gardens, spring is a great time to visit.

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What to do in Lazio, Italy

Like Rome, Tivoli is set in the Italian region of Lazio. Although the Italian capital is the main draw for most visitors, take some time to visit the rejuvenating thermal waters of the Baths of Bagnaccio or the tumbling Monte Gelato waterfalls. And the weird and wonderful world of the Sacred Wood of Bomarzo (Sacro Bosco di Bomarzo) is an underrated gem.

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