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Originally built as his country house, Emperor Hadrian (who ruled Rome from 117 to 138) would eventually govern the empire during the last years of his reign from there. More recently however, the Republic of Italy owns this large Roman archaeological complex. The lavish landscape consists of many opulent pools, baths, fountains and classical Greek architecture.

Have some time to stroll around and enjoy a leisurely lunch before heading over to Villa d’Este, best known for its beautiful terraces. Some other highlights include: the Apartments of the Cardinal , the Gardens and the many elegant fountains – the Oval Fountain, the Hundred Fountains, Fountain of the Dragons, Fountain of the Owl, Organ, and Neptune, to name a few.

Look no further – this is your perfect little getaway from Rome.

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Escape Rome for the day with this one-of-a-kind tour of Tivoli. This delightful, mountaintop top town just outside of Rome is only a short and comfortable bus ride away. There you will discover the relatively unknown yet beautiful Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este, as our local guide shares the rich history for both of these UNESCO world heritage sites.

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Tivoli Italy is a breath of fresh air!

Giuseppe was an excellent guide since Tivoli was his birthplace. Hadrian's Villa, the largest private residence ever constructed, was immense and came "alive" with Giuseppe's narrative. Villa d'Este and its water pipe organ with fountains driven by gravity alone, and the magnificent rooms is beyond...More

Thank Ruthann G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fabulous fountains

My wife and I made this trip on Thursday last, 26th July, having suffered miserable experiences the previous two days with guided tours of the Vatican and Gallery Borghese with guides from the company City Wonders. Understandably we were somewhat apprehensive but as it turned...More

Thank Jundibutoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Enjoyable tour

Our tour guide was Giuseppe who was awesome. The reason for 4 stars was more the office problem i.e. the description of the meeting place was quoting an incorrect near train station I would also say that more time should be given at Villa d'Este...More

1  Thank Leanne T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Get Out of Rome and See These!

My son, grandson and I took this tour with Giuseppe as our guide. He was a great part of what made this tour such a winner, although seeing Hadrian's Villa, a set of spectacular ruins that he into context quite well, and the astonishing fountains...More

1  Thank william p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Essential trip when visiting Rome.

Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este is in a beautiful part of Italy, and it makes a nice change compared to being in the City of Rome all day. Our guide Giuseppe was witty, interesting, and very informative. He is very helpful and he can answer...More

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6 May 2018|
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We arrived back around 4pm and the drop off point Is very close to the train station. Our tour was on a Saturday though and the traffic was much lighter than it would be during the week so I guess it depends on what day of... More
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