You'll want to fill it up, when you learn about our world famous Colosseum Underground Tour!
This tour is Active! You will explore an archeological site with uneven ground as well as climb a fair a mount of steps. Beautiful views come from a high!
Why stress about getting out to these areas. Our private luxury car or van will be waiting outside your accommodation in Rome to pick you up and begin your adventure.
The town where the famous Travertine stone is made. You will pass through here to begin your adventure at Hadrian's Villa.
A 300 acre villa, but don't worry, our expert guide will show you the main highlights and also some special not-so-known- areas.
As you enter the villa, you will be surprised by the beautiful cypress and cedar trees and the open fields of this amazing villa
One of the highlights that remain fairly intact today. This is a long pool that is surrounded by marble copies of famous ancient statues. The word canopus is named after an Egyptian City
What would a super villa be without a huge bath house? Hadrian's Villa is no exception. Here you will marvel at the intricacies of how Ancient Roman Bath houses worked
After Hadrian's Villa, our expert guide will show you a place where you can have a nice lunch in a local trattoria.
Commissioned by Cardinal D'Este in the middle of the 16th century, it is one of the marvels of the Renaissance.
What can we say? With 500 jets of water, how could you not be amazed by this masterpiece.
A beautiful collection of fountains, meant to signify the city of Rome. Once you have been to Rome, you will recognize many symbols that the city is based on.
Attributed to the famous Bernini, who created the illusion of water coming out of a natural source into a huge tea cup!
As you can guess by the name, you will be amazed as you walk past 100 little fountains. But you will be more amazed when our guide tells you how all the fountains were powered.
You have spent an exhilarating day visiting some amazing sights. It is time to go home. Our driver will drop you off at your hotel in Rome.
Includes luxury climate-controlled transportation
Passionate local English-speaking private guide
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of Rome
If you want to spend a couple of hours outside of Rome and feast your eyes on on the private residences of some of the most powerful people who ever lived, our Tivoli Fountains & Hadrian's Villa: Day Trip from Rome is right up your alley.
Located less than 20 miles from Rome, Tivoli is home to many springs that have over the centuries been harnessed by the local elite, and used to embelish their private residences. Ones that stand out are the Villa Adriana, built in 2nd century AD by one of the most prolific Roman Emperors ever, and the Villa d'Este, a glorious Renaissance estate of a cardinal of the Church! The Roman Guy is here to show you what attracted the wealthy Romans to this region, and the opulence and splendour they have created!
Hotel pick up & drop off
This private trip includes hotel pick up & drop off from your hotel in Rome, so you needn’t worry about going there and getting back. Once you arrive to Tivoli, you will meet your local guide, who will unveil for you the secrets of these fabulous gardens. In between the visits, there will be time for you to relax, and enjoy a lunch and drink*.
If you’re a son of a Roman official spending your childhood on dusty farms in distant Spain, you are most likely not going to have high aspirations. But the ambition has lead young Hadrian to become one of the most powerful Roman emperors of all time! He will reign over the empire at the height of it’s power and territorial extent, and this will show it’s perks in the many glorious achievements in culture and architecture of the time.
The patriarchs of Rome would spend vast amounts of time outside the city in their villas and the Emperor Hadrian created a Villa that had it all! This complex is certainly the proof that the culture of the Roman Empire spans far beyond the Aurelian Walls of Rome. Your Tivoli private tour guide will show you the highlights of emperor's 300 acre villa; his fountains, palaces, squares and you'll even discover stunning details about his underground heating system. The acclaimed emperor has put all of his affection for Ancient Greece and Egypt into his summer residence. This made his villa a collection of styles from different corners of the known globe and a homage to some of his favorite destinations. Nowadays, you are still able to seize the grandeur and the beauty of his accomplishment.
After you have visited the ancient villa, your guide will then take you to what is considered one of the most beautiful collection of fountains on Earth: Tivoli springs built by the wealthy cardinals of the Catholic church. This is where you will witness some of the finest of the landscape architecture and the Renaissance gardening that Italy has to offer!
Cardinal Ippolito d’Este ran for the pope 5 times, but was never elected! However, there is something he can still put on his CV: he was the owner and commissioner of one of the most lavish palaces and gardens of its time! You will get to admire the cardinals apartments, decorated by beautiful fresco paintings, unrivaled by many museums around the world! But the real gem of the villa are it’s countless fountains nestled in the carefully adorned gardens: from the breathtaking Fountain of Neptune, to the exceptional Hundred Fountains! You will also get to admire some impressive views of the gardens and the surrounding area from many of the villas high terraces.
Why take this tour?
If you have time to spare and are trying to get away from the hustle & bustle of the city, then this is the trip for you. Door-to-door driver service means you don't have to worry about getting there and back. Our guide will bring to life both of the villas, one Ancient Roman and one Renaissance, so that you can admire both aspects of beauty showcased in these marvelous residences. There will also be time for you grab a bite, and enjoy a drink and coffee in between the visits.
*Price includes private, expert guide for Hadrian's Villa & Villa D'Este, admissions, full day transportation and hotel pick-up & drop off. Lunch and drinks are NOT included. ** If your party is larger than 7 participants, please contact us before completing the booking. *** If you are trying to make a booking up to 2 weeks in advance the website will show no availability, but feel free to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
This tour meets at your Rome hotel. After booking you will be contacted for your hotel information.
Where to Meet
What to Bring
€710 BASE PRICE
Child (6 or under)
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Group Tour cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Private Tour cancellations made more than 7 days prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 7 days of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
Be prepared to be walking or on your feet for the duration of the tour. If that makes you nervous due to a physical condition, contact us for more information or go with a private tour that will move at your pace. Thanks!
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We had a great time on our day trip to Tivoli. It was great to get out of the city and explore it's surrounding areas! A day of nature, history and fuWe had a great time on our day trip to Tivoli. It was great to get out of the city and explore it's surrounding areas! A day of nature, history and fun!..more