Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana Private Fullday from Rome
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Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana Private Fullday from Rome

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Pass By: ItalyBestExcursions, Piazza Venezia, Rome Italy

Tour Description:

Your private driver will pick you up from your accommodation in central Rome in a luxury minivan.

In around 45 minutes you’ll reach Tivoli town, where you’ll tour Villa d’Este first.

Villa D’Este, built in the heart of the Renaissance around 1550, for the will of the Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, Tivoli’s governor.

Walk around the Villa with your private local guide (if option guide included booked), taking in the gardens and posing for photos in front of Bernini-designed fountains while learning about the Cardinal and his lavish life in the Villa. Villa d'Este's fame, however, is due more to its gardens than to the building itself.

This most famous Italian-style garden, which has been imitated, reverberates with the sound of so many fountains that inspired the Romantic composer Franz Liszt to write a piano suite called “Fountains of the Villa d'Este.”

Then you’ll spend some time in the town of Tivoli itself and take a leisurely stroll in the small ancient town, the town offers a wide view over the Roman countryside, stopping also for lunch in a good restaurant with an unbelievable location (own expense).

In the afternoon, you’ll visit Villa Adriana.

The magnificent Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Adriana), the former holiday home of Emperor Hadrian. It was built in the 2nd century AD. It's more similar to a small village than a home in today’s sense of the word.

Hadrian's Villa was a complex of over 30 buildings, covering an area of at least 1 square kilometers (c. 250 acres) of which much is still not excavated. The Villa was the greatest Roman example of an Alexandrian garden, recreating a sacred landscape.

The complex included palaces, several baths, theatre, temples, libraries, staterooms, and quarters for courtiers, praetorians, and slaves.

After Villa Adriana visit you will return to your hotel or accommodation in Rome.

Is possible to have an Official Licensed Guide (selecting Guide Included Option) for the Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana.

Official Licensed Guides (available in English), if booked, are selected by us.

If no private licensed guide is chosen, you can rent audio-guides (available in English, French, German and Spanish).

Stop At: Villa d'Este, Piazza Trento 5, 00019, Tivoli Italy

Villa d’Este, masterpiece of the Italian Garden, is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. With its impressive concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottoes, plays of water, and music, it constitutes a much-copied model for European gardens in the mannerist and baroque styles.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Villa Adriana, Largo Marguerite Yourcenar 1, 00019, Tivoli Italy

Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli is one of the Italian UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Built by the request of the Emperor Hadrian, the Villa is a monumental living complex that even today continues to display the lavishness and enormous power of Ancient Rome.

Duration: 2 hours

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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-Free and Safe Private Tour Experience
  • Professional English-speaking Driver
  • Private licensed fully-insured air-conditioned comfortable vehicle
  • Local Professional Guide in Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana (if booked with additional cost)
Not included
  • Villa D'Este entrance fee (10EUR/person)
  • Villa D'Este audioguides (4EUR/person)
  • Villa Adriana entrance fee (10EUR/person)
  • Villa Adriana audioguides (5EUR/person)
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Villa d'Este
  • Entry/Admission - Villa Adriana
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Air-conditioned, fully insured and licensed legal vehicle with professional English speaking driver and permissions to enter the historical city centers
  • All tours can be modified and/or customized (even while on tour) to meet your complete satisfaction
  • The vehicle and driver will be at your complete disposal for the entire duration of the tour and can take you where big buses cannot go, you will walk definitely less and see more!
  • Our English speaking driver will give a general overview regarding the history of the sites and monuments while in the car before you enter. He will allow all the time you need to visit with no rushing as in group tours. By Italian law he is unable to conduct guiding inside museums, monuments, etc. If you prefer a private Licensed Tour Guide, he/she will narrate from both inside the vehicle and will also enter the sites with you
  • The moment you enter each Villa, you can rent Audio-Guides to understand more while walking around on your own
  • Official private licensed guides, if booked with additional cost, are selected by local supplier.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Infant seat availalable on request
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Philip T
5 | 2016-10-06

This worked out very well, driver was on time, and took us to the sights and we had plenty of time to see the sights. I would recommend this as a good day outside of Rome.

Catherine H
4 | 2016-07-31

Well worth the visit and a pleasant respite from the heat and crowds of Rome. We found the audio guide to be worthwhile.

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