This day trip to Tivoli Gardens is for those who wish to relax while exploring history at the same time. It is one of the best day trips from Rome to the countryside. Romans love Tivoli!
This medieval town on the edge of the Tiburtini Hills is famed for its panoramic views, with its baths enjoying a high volume of usage since the times of the Roman Empire.
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 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, which is 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.
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 all use gravity and hydraulics as their sole sources of power.
Pick up time is 15 minutes to half an hour before the tour starts, according to your location. To optimize your precious time, we pick you up from all hotels, apartments, and B&B located within a radius of 7 kilometers from the Pantheon. 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.
– Pick-up and drop-off from centrally-located hotels in Air-conditioned luxury car
– Adrian’s villa guided visit
– Villa D’este guided visit
– Intermediate transfers between the two sites
– Professional Certified Guide to all sites
– Skip the line tickets to all sites
– 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)