This day trip to Tivoli Gardens is for those who wish to relax while exploring history at the same time. A private driver will pick you up at your hotel for one of the best day trips from Rome to the countryside. Your private guide will show you the many reasons why people from the surrounding towns choose this resort for their weekend. Tivoli baths have enjoyed a high volume of usage since the Roman Empire, also attracted by the beauty of its panorama.
Emperor Hadrian’s Villa is evidence of his extravagance, while Villa D’Este is an oasis of retreat built exclusively for the exile of Cardinal d’Este. Both Villas are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which indicates the beauty of the space.
Hadrian’s Villa project
Tivoli is one of the most visited towns outside Rome; let’s understand why. Hadrian’s Villa project
Hadrian’s Villa was the Versailles-like palace from which the Emperor governed his Empire; not too far from Rome, its grounds cover more than 300 acres of parkland and are filled with duplicates of his favorite buildings from throughout the Empire. These spectacular replicas are clear evidence of the extravagance of Emperor Hadrian himself.
A few examples include the Teatro Marittimo, a circular residence on an artificial isle; the Egyptian Canopus, with its statue-lined canal; and the high wall of Athens Pecile, which sits directly opposite the pool.
Villa d’Este Rome, the avenue of 100 fountains
A splendid Renaissance Palace with valuable frescoes on the walls and ceilings. What will impress you most, however, are the grand Italian-style gardens. They stretch over two terraced slopes with centenary trees and more than 500 fountains: a true oasis built for Cardinal d’Este’s exile.
Listen to Bernini’s Fountain of the Organ “playing” music using only water pressure, and admire the incredible ‘Avenue of the Hundred Fountains.’ The multitude of waterfalls, artistic fountains, ponds, grottoes (caves), and spectacular waterways use gravity and hydraulics as their sole sources of power.
Pick up details
Pick-up time is at 8:15 am from all hotels, apartments, and B&B located within a radius of 7 kilometers from the Pantheon. The pick-up time is customizable according to your needs and the site’s opening time. With a supplement, we will pick you up from other locations or the dock of your ship and bring you back to the port on time for your departure.
Included in the tour:
- Pick up directly from your hotel/apartment/B&B
- luxury car with driver at disposal
- Adrian’s Villa guided visit
- Villa D’este guided visit
- Intermediate transfers between the two sites
- Professional Certified Guide to both sites
- Skip the line tickets to both sites
- Drop off back to your hotel or wherever in the city center
- COVID 19 safety measures: face mask and hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff (social distancing from other visitors enforced: temperature checks for everybody entering museums and archaeological sites).