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Visit Villa D’Este and Hadrian’s Villa – Tivoli from Rome 2024

Visit the most impressive imperial palaces located just outside of Rome. Go on a day trip to see Villa D’Este and Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli and stroll through the gardens of the Borgias. Marvel at the luxury gardens of Villa D’Este and enjoy a fantastic full-day tour from Rome. 

We found the best day trip from Rome to Hadrian’s Villa and Villa D’Este in Tivoli. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know before booking one of the best day trips you can go on from Rome.

Rome to Tivoli Day Trip 2024

There are so many amazing day trips you can go on from Rome, and visiting Tivoli should be on your list. Tivoli is a small town and comune located in Italy’s Lazio region, only about 30 kilometers away from Rome. The charming town is famous for its stunning scenery and cultural heritage. The most famous sites and landmarks you can visit in Tivoli are its beautiful garden villas – Villa D’Este and Hadrian’s Villa, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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About Rome to Tivoli Day Trip – Villa D’Este and Hadrian’s Villa

Visit the Villa D’Este and Hadrian’s Villa on this full-day tour, with time to explore both magnificent country estates. This tour departs Rome and takes you to Tivoli.

The first stop of your day tour will be a visit to Hadrian’s Villa, complete with a guided tour. The impressive Villa was built in the 2nd century by the Roman emperor Hadrian, after whom it was named. It’s the largest and most lavish residence ever built in Italy. In addition to imperial palaces, temples, theaters, thermal baths, and pools, the Villa has many other impressive features. 

Once you’ve had lunch and some free time, you’ll head to the Villa D’Estate. Learn all about the development and history of the Villa D’Este while you explore its grounds. Marvel at this enchanting sight of the late Italian Renaissance. 

This Villa was once the home of Lucrezia Borgia’s son. It is renowned for its spectacular gardens and water features such as waterfalls and fountains. 

Highlights of visiting Hadrian’s Villa and Villa D’Este in Tivoli include the columns and caryatids of the Canopus and Serapeum, an artificial cave, and the pool, named after an Egyptian city and temple dedicated to the god Serapis. Visit the Maritime Theatre, where a small Roman house may have provided a respite from court life.

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Rome: Villa D’Este and Hadrian’s Villa Tivoli Day Tour Highlights

Guided Tour of Italy’s most spectacular villas

Follow a professional tour guide on your visit to two of the most impressive villas in Italy located right on the outskirts of Rome.

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Explore Hadrian’s Villa, once considered more critical than Roman Empire itself, and stroll the Italianate gardens of Villa d’Este.

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Explore Villa D’Este and Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli in the company of a professional tour guide.

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What Does Rome To Tivoli Day Trip Include?

This full-day tour from Rome to Tivoli includes bus transfers to and from Villa D’Este and Hadrian’s Villa. All admission fees with skip-the-line access, an expert tour guide, and headsets are also included in this tour.

You can choose between a small group or a private tour in English or Italian language. Unfortunately, this day tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.

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FAQ – Rome to Tivoli

Why was Hadrian’s villa important?

Hadrian’s Villa, known as Villa Adriana in Italian, is a country residence built in the 2nd century in Tivoli near Rome by the emperor Hadrian. In terms of architecture, this Villa epitomizes the luxury and elegance of the Roman world. Hadrian’s Villa was also known for the parties thrown at the Canopus; during Roman times, it was the place to be.

How much does it cost to visit Hadrian’s villa?

A ticket to Hadrian’s Villa costs around 8 euros. But if you’re staying in Rome, we highly recommend booking a full-day tour to Tivoli and exploring both Hadrian’s Villa and Villa D’Este. A 7-hour full-day trip includes all admission fees, skip-the-line access, and a bus transfer to and from all the locations you’ll visit on this beautiful day tour. This day trip costs around €86, but the price may vary depending on whether you choose a private or a small-group tour.

How do I get from Rome to Tivoli?

There are various ways to get to Tivoli from Rome. You can go by bus, which takes around 50 minutes, or by high-speed train. Although these options may look cheaper at first glance than booking a day tour, we still recommend you go on a fully guided day trip that includes visits to Villa D’Este and Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli.

Is Tivoli worth visiting?

Tivoli is definitely worth visiting! This town and its surrounding area are brimming with beautiful scenery, rich cultural and historical heritage, and several garden villas. If you’re in Rome, make sure you don’t skip out on visiting Tivoli and exploring breathtaking Villas.

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An amazing full-day tour from Rome that will turn into an unforgettable experience!

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Rome: Villa D’Este and Hadrian’s Villa Tivoli Day Tour

Explore two of Italy’s most beautiful and opulent villas. Go on a guided tour of Hadrian’s Villa, built by one of the most famous ancient Roman emperors. End your day by strolling through the breathtakingly beautiful gardens of the Villa D’Estate and exploring its grounds.

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Simply Beautiful!

This day trip from Rome to Tivoli was amazing! The villa and gardens are breathtakingly beautiful.


Great Tour Guide

Our tour guide was excellent, he told us all about the historical relevance of Hadrian's Villa & Villa D’Este. Wonderful day trip from Rome!


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