TIVOLI TOUR WITH VILLA D’ESTE & VILLA ADRIANA: 8 Hours
Tivoli Tour by Well Arranged Travel
Tivoli Tours with Villa D’Este Include: This customized day trips from Rome includes private driving guide, roundtrip private door-to-door transportation, taxes, tolls and parking.
Note: Villa D’Este is closed on Mondays
Not Included: Entrance fees to sites. Expert local guide available for an additional fee.
TIVOLI TOUR WITH VILLA D’ESTE
This privately guided day tour of the historic hilltown of Tivoli features a tour of both Villa D’Este and Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa).
After a 45-minute drive from Rome, you will reach Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s villa), whose construction began in 118 AD. Your Tivoli tour starts with Hadrian’s villa, thought to be the largest of its kind built in antiquity. Visitors with a keen interest in the villa’s archaeology can rent an audio guide at the villa, or hire an expert local guide to accompany you. Your guided tour here lasts about two hours. We’ll plan on lunch before we continue our Tivoli tour. Lunch here is suggested in a typical local restaurant named Ristorante Sibilla, located near Villa Gregoriana, another incredible site, whose park contains a waterfall sourced from the Aniene River. What makes this old world restaurant such a favorite—besides, of course, the good food– is the Roman Temple dedicated to the goddess Sybille, located right in the restaurant garden.
After lunch your Tivoli tour continues with a tour of Villa D’Este, known for the beauty of its magnificent gardens and fountains. This was the Renaissance residence of Cardinal Ippolito d’Este in the mid 1500s; the playful fountains and “water games” here were created from the plans of such famous artists and architects as Bernini and Pirro Ligorio. You may have time for a brief stroll at Tivoli’s historical center before returning to Rome.