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7 hs.

7 %

“Tivoli Gardens Tour”
Helen and Ross Milner

Enchanting Day Trip from Rome: Tivoli - Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este

This enchanting day trip from Rome takes you to Tivoli where you will explore two unique locations: Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este.

Our expert guide takes you through these undiscovered wonders, delving into the fascinating past of Emperor Hadrian’s Villa and the majestic Renaissance- built Villa d’Este with its enchanting gardens rich with a magnificent system of fountains. Both destinations truly deserve their UNESCO world heritage site status.

This bus and walking sightseeing tour is the perfect off-the-beaten path excursion outside of the bustling city – and the best way to see one of the most beautiful places to visit in Rome.


  1. This enchanting day trip from Rome begins with a 40-minute bus ride to Hadrian’s Villa. The vastness of Hadrian’s estate is a sight that will surely impress. The Emperor chose to build his residence outside the city in a place rich in water, in order to build the famous Canopus, one of the most preserved sites left in the complex. The statues surrounding this pool of water create stunning reflections on its surface, beautifully surrounded by luscious green gardens.
  2. A short bus ride brings you to Tivoli town center – where you will have time to explore and enjoy lunch before the next walking tour.
  3. We will leave the alluring ruins of the 2nd century A.D. far behind as we travel on to the 14th century to our second destination, Villa d’Este - one of the most beautiful Renaissance villas in Italy. This splendid palace, with its extraordinary gardens filled with hundreds of fountains, will leave you feeling captivated. Bernini’s monumental Neptune’s Fountain is considered the most impressive, its water jets reaching a height of 10 meters. Not to say that the Central Fountain and the Oval Fountain won’t leave you equally in awe.
  4. On the bus ride back to the city, you will have some time to glance at all of your photos, as you reflect on one of the most beautiful and memorable day trips from Rome.

what's included

  • Bus from the meeting point to the Villas and back
  • Admission fees
  • Expert tour guide
  • Group of 32 max
  • Headsets

what's not included

  • Pick up and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

meeting point

Your meeting point is at Via Cavour building 224 near the bus stop (take Metro CAVOUR stop on Line B). Please arrive 25 minutes before the start of your tour to check-in with a member of our staff.

ending point

Same location as the meeting point - Via Cavour 224 at the bus stop.

dress code

Comfortable shoes!


If you or any member of your party has difficulty with mobility (uses crutches or a wheelchair, etc.), please contact us in advance. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Private tours are available to meet these needs, on request.

cancellation policy

FREE Cancellation
with 45 user reviews
Mike and Rosemary Brown
Tivoli Day Tour
We thoroughly enjoyed our day out to Tivoli with Giuseppe during our latest Roman holiday. The visits to Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este were very interesting and well balanced. The lunch break in Tivoli gave us the right amount of time to refresh and take a wander through the old town before meeting to visit Villa d’Este. We found Giuseppe to have a very personable delivery and manner with the right blend of information and good humour, with regular checks that our group was following what he was explaining. We recommend the tour.
29/10/2019 20:50
Nicole and Corey
Wonderful Tivoli Gardens Tour
Giuseppe was an incredible guide on our Tivoli trip. He was very knowledgeable about everything you need to know about the history and culture of Hadrien. The two places he took us to were absolutely stunning. We couldn't stop taking photos. The tour was perfectly timed so we would hear this stunning music from the renaissance period in the Ville Deste. It was mindblowing. This was actually the best part of the trip. He also recommended a local restaurant to us and it was the best meal of the trip as well. Eat the ravioli the tomato sauce was incredible. Everything ran smoothly and was hassle free. He even told us where to get the best olive oil (I wouldn't stop asking about it haha) and everyone on our tour ended up buying it as well. Giuseppe was knowledgeable, knew the best spots to take us, and created the ultimate off the beaten path experience. Highly recommend to everyone. The town's beauty will take your breath away. Drink the water in Villa Deste (ask Giuseppe about it) it's the freshest water you'll ever have in your life.
23/10/2019 17:04
Xuxiu Zheng
Tivoli Tour
Giuseppe is very a responsible, nice knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed the two villages and food day trip. I give him 5 stars.
17/10/2019 16:55
Hadrian's Villa
A great day out, Giuseppe did a great job keeping us entertained as he was educating us
23/09/2019 01:02
Wunderbare TOUR
Unsere sehr erfahrene und kluge Führerin hat uns eine spannende Führung durch beide Villen geschenkt und Parallelen der Bauweise aufgezeigt, das alles mit gutem Timing
03/09/2019 20:06
Tivoli Gardens Tour
Fantastic day especially made so by our tour guide Giuseppe. His personality we loved so much thank you, Giuseppe for making this a very memorable day. The fountains
26/08/2019 13:12
Gary Samuels
Giuseppe is fantastic!
Patty and I went to Hadrian's Villa, Villa d'Este and Tivoli with Tivoli. The ruins and gardens are incredibly fantastic. The water organ worked for us, and Giuseppe's dining and shopping recommendations were spot on. Giuseppe knows his stuff, and he is a lot of fun. Well worth the price of admission.
18/08/2019 17:36
Sandra de Sousa
Even more magical
Our guide this afternoon for the visit of Vatican museums Sistine Chapel St Pierre Basilica was awesome! In addition to being very pleasant she is totally passionate and so exciting! She explains very clearly and makes the visit captivating! We loved it :) thanks again to her for making this visit even more magical.
30/04/2019 19:23
Julia Reis
I will come again!
We participated in one of the day tours to Tivoli a year ago and can strongly recommend it! The tour was very interesting and included beautiful sights not to be missed during a longer (or second) visit to Rome. We particularly recommend our tour guide Giuseppe, who was great!
29/04/2019 15:51
A huge thumb up
We visited Hadrians Villa and the lovely town of Tivoli and its famous gardens today. What a fantastic trip and Giuseppe our guide was terrific. It probably helps that he was actually from Tivoli and his love for his home town shines through in his talks and knowledge of the area and sites. The tour started with a group of about 40 people milling about to wait for a bus. We were then divided into 2 smaller groups before boarding the bus, which was fantastic as it really gave the tour a small group personalised feel. Our guide today was Giuseppe who was informative and attentive to us his group throughout the day. Based on my experiences today I woukd not hesitate to recommend this tour group to fiends and family... a huge thumbs up...thankyou ..
29/04/2019 10:32
Elwyna Lagare
The two villas were magnificent
I took the whole day tour after seeing some reviews suggesting this and it was totally worth it! The two villas were magnificent in their own ways (one is Imperial Rome period and the other is Renaissance). The full day means you get more time to explore, enjoy, and take pictures. Our guide, Guiseppe, was a gem. He was very knowledgeable, had a quiet sense of humour, and was patient in shepherding our group around. His enthusiasm for the subject matter was very nice to experience. Guiseppe, if you're reading this, Group #11 thanks you for giving us a great day.
27/04/2019 13:50
Gerson Bracha
Great Tour!
Larisa was our guide to Hadrian's Villa and Vila D'este. She was an excellent guide, very informative and friendly.. Villa d'este with its fountains and gardens, are amazing. 23.10.2018
30/10/2018 12:07
Ed R
Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este
Our tour guide Giuseppe was excellent! Very knowledgeable about both villas and about the Tivoli area in general. His sense of humor was also welcome. Highly recommended!
20/07/2018 20:43
Hadrians Villa Tour
Giuseppe is the man! He really made the trip out to Tivoli amazing. The restaurant that he recommended was fantastic but a little pricey. Would totally go on this tour again and I recommend it to everyone to go!
06/07/2018 20:15
Tivoli Tour
Great day tour. Lots of info about the historical Hadrian’s villa
01/07/2018 19:18
Tivoli villa de este
Such a fantastic day! Took this trip 2 weekends ago from Rome and just want to rate the tour and especially our tour guide Giuseppe with 5 Stars. He made the villas come alive with his knowledge and humour. Keep up the great work ??????????
08/06/2018 23:40
Carolyn Clemons
Tivoli tour
Guiseppe was our guide to Hadrian's Villa and Vila D'este. He was an excellent guide, very informative and entertaining. The history and beauty of the area are stunning and I highly recommend this tour. Villa d'este with its fountains and gardens, plus views toward Rome are amazing. You will not regret this choice
05/06/2018 21:02
Kobi Grill
Tivoli Gardens Tour
We visited Tivoli on the 24 March 2018 . We had a great tour with a Fantastic Guide Giuseppe. Giuseppe explained in details the history of these magnificent gardens. Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este .His insights and knowledge made this tour completely different from regular tour. We highly recommend this tour for everyone who want to learn and to enjoy these wonderful places. This was a 10 Star TOUR .
01/04/2018 20:09
Brilliant trip
We had a fantastic time on the trip to Tivoli. Both villas were absolutely fascinating and beautiful each in they'd different ways. Giuseppe made the tour even more enjoyable with his insight and knowledge that was pitched just at the right level. A must do trip if visiting Rome.
14/11/2017 20:40
Thomas McClure
Great guide ( Stefy)
I enjoyed the tour very much and the guide was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. She kept the group moving along. The two sights that we visited were very different and were both great. The guide ( Stefania De Majo ) was an excellent guide and we we were talking about Ostia Antica and I mentioned to her that it it would be wonderful if your company offered a tour to this beautiful Archaeological site that only 30 minutes out of Rome and has been called Rome’s Pompeii. Thomas McClure
14/11/2017 18:27
Fantastic tour
A very interesting day trip, excellent value for money. The two villas were equally stunning, in different ways and our guide Giuseppe was excellent and made the trip even more enjoyable. With clear and precise information , telling us exactly what we needed to know and more. A must do if visiting Rome.
12/11/2017 13:07
Michel Mathieu
Visite villa Adriana villa d'Este
Notre guide Giuseppe nous a fait découvrir ces deux splendeurs du passé avec calme et humour. Ancien enseignant, il allait directement au but sans flafla et encadrait bien le groupe mais sans contrainte.
07/09/2017 13:59
Piotr jasica
Tivoli Wow Factor
Just arrived back from our day excursion to two amazing villas. Our guide Alfredo made it more successful. His passion for the past and his desire to share it was fantastic. A very worthwhile trip. Great food for lunch at the restaurant recommended. It was a small enough group and everyone got on. This trip was well worth it. If you want to see more you need to spend the extra because we would never have got to experience this without doing the tour. Well done Alfredo and the tour company. Cheers from 2 very happy New Zealanders.
05/09/2017 17:47
Anthony and Diana
Hadrians Villa and Villa D'Este
These places are "must see" trip while visiting Rome. The Tivoli countryside was breathtaking as were the views from the gardens in Villa D'Este. Our guide, Giuseppe, brought the history to life and his personality and humor made the experience more enjoyable. We would definitely go back to these places on a return visit.
02/09/2017 16:27
Doug and Tina Birnie
Just had a wonderful day with our guide Giuseppe who was full of knowledge. We saw the gardens on the BBC gardeners world programme and decided to visit, the television did not do the Gardens justice They were absolutely superb and the visit to Hadrian's villa was a superb bonus wonderful day well worth a visit
26/08/2017 16:48
Ed and Connie
Tivoli - Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este
Guiseppe was a fantastic guide! His insights and knowledge into the history of both Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este made the tour so much memorable. We highly recommend this tour!
20/08/2017 15:36
Julian K.
Very nice tour with a very competent guide Giuseppe. Everything went perfectly fine and in the end we had a beautiful day with the only downside of not having enough time to enjoy the places enough.
19/08/2017 17:48
Deborah Schultz
Not to be missed
I have just completed this tour with 6 friends. It was so interesting to visit the little village of Tivoli and to view the two villas Hadrian's Vila and Villa .d'Esta. It was made all the more special as our guide Stefy has such a broad knowledge of Ancient Rome, Stefy was very competent at being able to describe life and culture in Ancient Rome. I would recommend this tour as an optional tour for something different in Rome
03/08/2017 16:06
William F.
Great Day out in Italian Countryside
Recently went on the tour of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este with Giuseppe as our guide. Notwithstanding the bus breaking down (a first according to Giuseppe) and having (decided by democratic vote) to walk the final couple of kilometres to Hadrian's Villa, this only added to the enjoyment of the day. Hadrian's Villa was interesting, if you like old Roman ruins, but you have to draw on your imagination to try and get a full picture of what this vast complex looked like in its heyday. Then on to Tivoli for lunch and a stroll around this pleasant town and later moving on to Villa d'Este. You don't have to use your imagination here as it is still laid out below you, in all its glory. Magnificent and really worth the visit. Overall a very enjoyable day, helped along by the knowledgeable and very friendly Giuseppe.
08/07/2017 13:44
Tivoli Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este
Giuseppe was a fantastic guide full of relevant knowledge and good humour. We had been travelling around Europe for 4 months and this tour is in our list of top 3 because of the spectular gardens and fountains in Villa D'Este and our wonderful guide.
05/07/2017 08:55
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