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Our full day / 8 hour Tivoli VillasTour offers you the wonderful opportunity to visit the ancient Roman Imperial Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Adriana), the Renaissance villa and gardens at Villa d'Este, and enjoy a relaxing lunch and a stroll in the lovely town of Tivoli.
Both Tivoli Villas are rightfully listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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Located in the countryside about 40 minutes from Rome, Tivoli is one of the most popular destinations from Rome. There you will find the famous Villa D’Este and Villa Adriana.
The exquisite Renaissance-era Villa d’Este invites you to enjoy its impressive symphony of countless fountains, natural caves (grotto), carved stone sculptures, and pools of water throughout its elegant sloped Italian-style garden.
The opulent Villa D’Este is one of the most beautiful residences of the Renaissance built by the Cardinal Ippolito D’Este in the 1550’s. Wall to all frescoes will inspire awe of the greatness of artists of that era.
On this Tivoli Villas Tour, you will also appreciate time on your own for a relaxing lunch and a stroll through the charming town of Tivoli.
A historic hilltop city with ancient roots shrouded in legends of Greek mythology, Tivoli may have been settled as far back as the 13th century BC. Tivoli thrived through the millennia from the ancient Etruscans to Romans, then the Middle Ages and Renaissance that have left vestiges of the city's glorious past.
Overlooking the vast Roman countryside, Tivoli has been coveted by Roman Emperors (such as Emperor Hadrian) and Popes as a preferred countryside retreat.
Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Adriana) was an ancient 2nd century A.C. Roman imperial complex comprising of 30 buildings constructed by Roman Emperor Hadrian (Adriano).
Born in 76 AD and later succeeded Trajan as Emperor of Rome, Hadrian was one of ancient Rome’s most notable figures. Emperor Hadrian supervised the construction of the villa himself and included architectural elements that remind him of his world travels.
This expansive countryside retreat fit for emperors showcases the remains of a once magnificent palace, luxurious gardens, pools, opulent baths, libraries, theaters, temples, and apartments at the height of the Roman Empire. Underground, there were also several passages and tunnels.
Towards the end of his reign, Hadrian ruled the Roman Empire from this very place in Tivoli. Abandoned during the decline of the Roman Empire, the imperial complex was rediscovered by Pope Pius II in 15th century, and excavations on the site were initiated. Although only some of the many original structures still survive, you will find delightful surprises waiting at the turn of each corner.
We thank you for booking our Tivoli Villas Tour and for choosing Stefano Rome Tours for your Day Tours from Rome and Italy Private Excursions. We look forward to showing you Italy!
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Payment for this Tivoli Villas Tour can be made in Euro funds at the end of your journey directly to your driver, or you may prepay in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online when you Confirm your Tour.
We kindly ask that cancellations be made at least 7 days in advance so we can rebook your service and your reserved driver does not lose work for that day. We thank you for your cooperation and consideration.
** PREPAID SERVICES can only be Refunded the Net Rate we receive from your prepayment. Net Rate is the actual service price minus the fees retained by PayPal/Credit Card that are not reimbursed to us in case of refunds. We can only refund the portion we receive from the PayPal/CC company.
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* VILLA D'ESTE Ticket Prices are currently 10 Euros per person. Tickets can be purchased on site, on arrival.
* HADRIAN'S VILLA Ticket Prices are currently 10 Euros per person. Tickets can be purchased on site, on arrival.
** Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
* This Tivoli Villas tour provides an English speaking Driver who is NOT a licensed tour guide.
Italy laws permit only licensed tour guides to accompany guests to sightsee on foot away from the vehicle. To be compliant with Italy laws, your driver cannot lawfully guide you into the sites, and will be obliged to remain with the vehicle while you SELF TOUR away from the vehicle.
Licensed Tour Guide can be booked upon request for an informative private walking tour of Hadrian's Villa at ADDITIONAL Tour Guide Fee. Tour Guides are paid separately at the end of their tour as they don't work for us. Please inquire within about private guided tours and fees.
For hotel pick ups, your driver will meet you inside your hotel lobby, or area permitted by your hotel.
For Apartments or B&B’s without a lobby, your driver will meet you at your address outside the main entrance.
* If your hotel / accommodation is situated on a street or in an area restricted to vehicle traffic, your driver will park the vehicle as close as lawfully as possible, and will meet you on foot at your Address. From there, your driver will accompany you to your parked vehicle. Door to Door service may not be possible on streets or areas restricted to traffic or stops.
Reviews from our Customers
Franco was pleasant and very helpful. Always on time for all pick up points during Tour.
The driver was waiting for us with my name displayed on a paper. It could not have been more perfect. He was kind and courteous.
The drivers were most kind and helpful. Hadrian's Villa/Tivoli day with Caesar was superb Thanks goes to you too Stefano - for working with me via email for months to make this dream trip a reality. It can and went too quickly - and my head and heart is still in Rome.I will be recommending you to all I know who travel
Second time, same driver, same great service.
We visited Rome this October 2016 and had the pleasure of two tours: Tivoli and Villa d"Este and Assisi. Our driver, Sylvester, was extremely knowledgeable, prompt and personable. He arranged two wonderful lunches at fine restaurants in Tivoli and Assisi. We recommend Stefano highly.