Built as a retreat center for Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd Century AD, Hadrian's Villa (or Villa Adriana in Italian) is an important archaeological site which includes palaces, thermal baths, temples, libraries, state rooms and guest quarters for important guests.
Our expert tour guide will explain all of the interesting facts and features of the villa complex where you can be transported back in time almost 2000 years to the myriad of pools and statues.
Like Villa d'Este, Hadrians Villa is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and for those interested in history and the Roman Empire, this is a must. Book now below to make sure you don't miss out and we will provide transport to/from Tivoli (just outside of Rome).
The tour of Villa D'Este in Tivoli exposes visitors to the best in Renaissance architecture and art. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the villa was commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito d'Este, and this great 17th Century villa took advantage of the dramatic sloping landscape to not only showcase fabulous views, but also to power water cascades, pools, troughs and fountains in a complex of stunning gardens.
Tivoli lies a short drive from Rome and so this tour is a relaxing day-trip away from the hussle and bussle of the capital. Previously a Benedictine monastery, Villa d'Este exudes peace and tranquility. Transport is included as part of the tour and places book up quickly.
Highlights of this tour include:
- Mythological Statuary
- Ornate Mosaics
- Roman baths and buildings
- UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Magnificent Fountains
- Renaissance Architecture and Garden
- Ceiling Frescoes
Start Times9:30 am
Great tour - we were met by Christophe who was very friendly and he introduced us to our guide. We started the tour and we were blown away by how informative and yet entertaining it was. We had a great time and would highly recommend Rome Avenue to anyone else.Jack Simons, London.