This is a fully private tour of Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este in Tivoli.
20 participants maximum
Service with guide
One of the closest and most popular day trips from Rome is our private tour of Tivoli (1,300 BC). A wonderful romantic escape from mass tourism in the city! This unique tour includes Tivoli, Hadrian’s Villa, Villa d’Este, castle of Rocca Pia, and free time for lunch and shopping.
Our driver and Mercedes Sedan or Viano van will pick you up at your hotel at 08:00 AM. You will make your way out of central Rome and head north east to Tivoli and the stunning archaeological ruins of Hadrian’s Villa. Built by emperor Hadrian in the 2nd Century AD, mosaics, baths, and artifacts including marble sculpures of the emperor’s lover, Antinous, can still be seen today. Hadrian was emperor of Rome from 117 to 138 AD. He was an avid patron of the arts and architecture, and is renowned for commissioning buildings such as Hadrian’s Wall, the Pantheon, and the Temple of Venus and Rome. Your driver will be happy to recommend a charming local trattoria where you can enjoy typical food and wine from the area, or if you prefer, you can wander around Tivoli and enjoy a meal at any of the nearby restaurants. After lunch, you will continue on to Villa d’Este, built for Cardinal Ippolito d’Este, son of Lucrezia Borgia. Villa d’Este is a luxurious villa encircled by some of the finest gardens in Europe, ornamental walkways, and over 450 water fountains. This Tivoli tour includes full day transport with hotel (or rental apartment) pick up and drop off with English speaking driver. Car and driver available all day.
Important Information • Tour runs on Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat. • Tour does not run on public holidays. • Sturdy, comfortable footwear advised.