Tivoli: Ancient Estates and Natural Landscapes

Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

The Canopo of Hadrian's Villa and D'Este Villa Gardens

Take a break from the crowds of Rome and relax in the countryside village of Tivoli. Surrounded by the quiet atmosphere with green olive trees you can visit two extravagant villas.

Jump into the past by visiting the ruins of the Hadrian's Villa. This great emperor, travelling all around the empire, took inspiration from different styles and cultures to decorate his residence in Tivoli. Strolling through the ancient ruins you will be fascinated by the famous Canopus and the peculiarity of the Maritime theatre. Jump then from ancient Rome into the Renaissance with a visit to Villa D'este- world-famous for its amazing fountains that were truly ahead of their time. The cardinal Ippolito D'este, son of the famous Lucrezia Borgia, became governor of Tivoli in 1550 and transformed the ancient convent of St. Mary Major into one of the most luxurious villas of the Renaissance. Here you will discover not only beautiful frescoes but you'll also be amazed by the villa's gardens and the 100 fountains that enrich them.


Hotel pick up
Adrian's villa
D'Este villa
Hotel Drop off

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel

End Point Options: Hotel

Duration: 6 hours

The tour starts with the pick up from your hotel.


Transportation Method: Hotel pick up and drop off (within the Aurelian Walls) by vehicle included in the tour price (no extra cost).

What’s Included

Other: - My time and service as your Private Tour Guide
- Admission Fees
- Hotel pickup and drop-off

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 euros - Should you decide to buy lunch, food, beverages or souvenirs during the tour.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks


I am not a driver, but I arrange drivers and transportation for all my vehicle based tours.

Private tour guide Elisa

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