Villa D'Este & Hadrian's Villa: Private Tivoli Day Trip from RomePrivate Tour

Explore Villa d’Este, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Italian Renaissance symbol, and Hadrian’s Villa, home to the Ruins of Emperor Hadrian's lavish retreat on this Tivoli private day trip from Rome.

This experience is on request only. Please contact us for pricing.

Things to know


7 hrs


Architecture, City Highlights, Culture, Day Trip, History

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Driving tour: including a private vehicle throughout the tour

What's included:

A friendly, professional English Speaking tour guide for your own private group, Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places, Villa Adriana and Villa D'Este admission tickets, Roundtrip private transport including hotel pick up & drop off from Central Rome

What's not included:

Food and drink, Gratuities
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you at Via Ludovico di Savoia, 4, 00185 Roma, which is a small side-street very close to Basilica St. John in Lateran.

What makes this tour special

Explore two stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites in Tivoli: Hadrian’s Villa, home to the magnificent ruins of the villa of Emperor Hadrian; and Villa d’Este, a symbol of the Italian Renaissance, famous for its terraced hillside and beautiful fountains, just forty minutes away from Rome.

On your private full-day trip you will:

    Enjoy some free time for lunch (not included, but your guide will be happy to recommend many of Tivoli's delicious restaurants) and a stroll around Tivoli.

The Villa d’Este is one of the most beautiful palaces and gardens in Italy. It was unique for its time – a trailblazer in beauty and design, with contributions from artists as famous as Bernini. Today it is a treasured UNESCO World Heritage site, filled with hundreds of dazzling fountains – a truly breathtaking experience.

It was built in the 1500s by Cardinal Ippolito d’Este (1509-1572), a controversial figure, famous for his nepotism and failure to win the papacy three times! Uncover the intriguing and controversial history of his infamous family with your guide (he was the son of Lucrezia Borgia, grandson of Pope Alexander VI).

Wander around the steeply terraced gardens, along the Avenue of the hundred fountains, encountering grand water basins and opulent fountains, inspired by the canopy at Hadrian’s villa, and many Greco-Roman myths and gods and goddesses.

Admire the quieter alleys with gently flowing streams from the mouths of Sphinxes, to the dramatic thundering of the magnificent centrepiece, with its jets of water reaching many metres high into the air.

After a refreshing walk through the gardens and magical fountains of the villa, you will be driven back to your hotel, where you can relax and think about the wonderful treasures that you have just seen on this special Rome private tour.

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QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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