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From Rome: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa with Lunch

From Rome: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa with Lunch

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome and spend the day at the lovely town of Tivoli in the Sabine hills. Visit the historical Villa D'Este and the archaeological complex of Hadrian's Villa. Have lunch in typical Italian restaurant at Tivoli.

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the beautiful town of Tivoli
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hadrian’s Villa and the Villa d’Este
  • Stroll in the lavish grounds of a Renaissance villa
Full description
Depart Rome and travel by bus to the lovely town of Tivoli, best known for the Renaissance Villa d'Este and the large Roman archaeological complex of Hadrian's Villa. Learn the rich history of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites from an expert guide. Built in the Roman settlement of Tibur, Hadrian's Villa served as a retreat from Rome for the Roman Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd and 3rd decades of the 2nd century AD, and would be where he governed the Roman Empire during his last years or reign. Explore the complex to see the ruins of opulent pools, public baths and fountains. Marvel at classical Greek architecture and beautiful artworks. Have lunch at a typical Italian restaurant before moving on to Villa d’Este, best known for its beautiful terraces and the Apartments of the Cardinal with its spectacular view of the gardens and courtyards. Stroll among the many decorative fountains, such as the Oval Fountain and Fountain of the Dragons in the lavish grounds.
Includes
  • Transportation by bus
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
  • Headsets
  • Lunch
  • Wine, water, and Italian coffee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted
  • All participants who are over 12 years and 3 months old must present proof of full vaccination

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Meeting point

Meet at the bus stop at Via Cavour 224, Rome. The nearest metro station is Cavour (Line B).

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 126 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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I was amazed at the size of Villa Hadrian- really a private city. The fountains at Villa d’Este are without doubt the most amazing and beautiful engineering feat. Our guide Giuseppe was local and very knowledgeable about the history and significance of everything we saw. It rained pretty much all day and no one in our group complained- the experience was totally worth it. Our host also helped us dry out at the included lunch.

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March 31, 2022

We really enjoyed our tours of both Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este - both beautiful historical locations! Our guide was fantastic, with so much knowledge on the history of both places. The information given was interesting and easy to follow and we felt that we learnt plenty. The only reason this isn't a 5-star rating is because of the lunch - unfortunately, this really let things down. The food was really disappointing, served in a very dark restaurant (it was a lovely day outside and we would have loved to have been sat out enjoying it while we ate). There was ample food (too much, in fact) but the choices were limited and it was actually the worst food we ate on our week in Italy - such a shame because the tour was so good!

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March 31, 2022

The trip was super and comfortable with just enough breaks to be ready to take in all the beauty and history. The guide was very skilled with just the right amount of humor and chill. We learned a lot. It felt luxurious to have both Hadrians villa and Ville d’Este to ourselves. I will recommend this trip to averyone. Irene Ruud

October 14, 2021

Product ID: 131202