A few kilometers away from Rome, there’s a world-renowned town, hosting two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Villa Adriana and Villa D’Este, we are in Tivoli!
It’s here that, back in the 2nd century AD, the emperor Hadrian built his majestic villa: a luxury country residence where he used to retreat and where he lived his late years.
The huge complex includes more than 30 buildings, several pools, thermal baths and it covers an area that’s larger than 1 square kilometre. This can give quite an idea of this impressive mansion’s aim: to show the greatness, opulence and unlimited power of the Emperor!
Taking a leap in time from the 2nd century AD to the 16th century, the tour continues with Villa D’Este: one of the most beautiful palaces of the Italian Renaissance.
Largely frescoed on the inside, the Villa is surrounded by a unique garden, displaying a complex system of pools, water jets, channels, fountains, cascades, and water games. The system behind all this work is an incredible masterpiece of engineering that works entirely by the force of gravity, without pumps: the Italian Genius of Renaissance!
Among the hundreds of fountains, the most spectacular is Bernini's Neptune, with jets of water reaching 10 meters in height!
Reach Tivoli on your own! The meeting point is at Villa Adriana, where you will meet our professional local Guide who will lead you to discover these two wonderful Villas.
The first part of the tour includes Villa Adriana and then you will reach the second meeting point, ready to take the guided tour of Villa D’Este.
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Please provide a copy of your voucher at check-in.
The tour starts at 9:30 am. The meeting point is 15 minutes prior to the tour beginning at Largo Marguerite Yourcenar, 1 - 00010 Tivoli, RM