For hundreds of years, the Romans have been enjoying games in Tivoli, a splendid metropolis about 20 miles from Rome. Tivoli is known for its 4,444 magnificent antique houses and offers breathtaking views of the Roman countryside. Hadrian’s Home is the world’s largest and best-preserved villa, where travel-loving emperors spend their days in luxury surroundings surrounded by temples, spas, and theaters. Nearby, the equally stunning 16th-century Villa d’Este can be found. It’s beautiful gardens and fountains, akin to Hadrian’s Villa, provide a wholly unique insight of the delicate lifestyle of Italy’s golden period. Our distinctive Tivoli tours are the perfect day trip from the city, whether you appreciate exploring old ruins or prefer the gorgeous beauty of the Renaissance Gardens!
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Meet your guide at a meeting place in the heart of Rome and take a guided walking tour of Hadrian's Villa in an air-conditioned coach or minivan. The villa was owned by Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century and was used as a summer capital. Explore the archaeological sites of Hadrian's Villa: its temples, statues, theaters, hot springs and more.
Drive to Villa d'Este, which is close by. A great lunch (set menu) can be had at a typical local eatery. After that, take a stroll through the charming Villa d'Este. One of the most fascinating late Renaissance residences is this former Benedictine convent. Admire the beautiful gardens, the famed Neptune fountain, and the spectacular cascades, pools, and countless fountains. Return to Rome's original starting place at the end of the day.