Go to historic Tivoli in Roman Campagna on a 4-hour coach tour from Rome, and explore Hadrian’s imperial villa. Continue to the Renaissance Villa d’Este, where you can stroll around the lovely grounds and marvel at the abundant fountains.
What to Expect
Explore 2 of the most famous Italian villas on a half-day trip from Rome, following the ancient Roman road of "Via Tiburtina" to Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli. Upon arrival, explore the ruins at the foot of the Tiburtini Hills, where natural springs supply the spa town of Bagni di Tivoli. Along the way, look for the vast quarries of travertine marble.
Built in the 2nd century, Hadrian’s Villa was once more powerful and impressive than the center of Imperial Rome and boasts exquisite fountains and gardens. Admire the caryatids and columns of Canopus and Serapeum, the artificial grotto named after an Egyptian temple to the god Serapis, and more.
Continue to the Renaissance Villa d'Este, where you can wander the Italianate gardens and discover an abundance of grottoes, frescoes and mosaics. Marvel at fountains that create a graceful symphony of carved stone, and provide shade, sunlight and water. A series of terraces evokes the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, while the underground aqueduct provides testimony to the engineering skill of the Romans.
- Entrance fee to Hadrian's Villa
- Entrance fee to Villa d'Este and gardens
- Hotel pick-up
- Local guide
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
Know Before You Go
• This tour is wheelchair accessible, provided the passenger is traveling with a companion who can assist them on and off the bus. Wheelchairs will be stored in the luggage area of the bus