Day Trip to Tivoli

Emperor Hadrian’s holiday home, sprawling estates and colossal architecture in tiny Tivoli.

  • Private &
    personalized
  • 8 hours
  •  From €145.00 EUR per person
  • Walking
  • Public transport
  • Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.

What you’ll do

Perfectly placed at the foothills of Monti Tiburtini, and skirted by the tranquil Aniene River, it’s not very difficult to see why Tivoli was a favourite holiday destination of Ancient Rome’s elite. Hop on a train with your host and get whisked away to this whimsical town, where you’ll begin your day with a thorough exploration of Villa d’Este and its sprawling grounds. Think: Opulence and Renaissance glamour. Settle your frazzled senses with a tasty lunch at a local trattoria where you’ll indulge in a three course meal. Stroll through the charming town to the bus stop, where your adventure continues to Villa Adriana - which was Emperor Hadrian’s personal little country lock-up-and-go (yes, Hadrian’s wall - that one). And it’s not so much ‘little’ as it is absolutely awe-inspiring. Lose yourself amongst the olive groves which are dotted with statues and imagine what the palace once looked like as you step inside its ruins and weave between marble pillars - the site is so colossal that it feels more like a town than a single villa!

Our Picks

  • Take the train with your host (who will organise tickets - winning) from Rome to Tivoli

  • Visit the beautiful Renaissance Villa d’Este, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore its impressive gardens

  • Indulge in a delicious, authentic 3 course lunch at a traditional trattoria in the charming town centre

  • Wander through Tivoli's streets and amongst the towering trees of its beautiful park

  • Catch a bus to Villa Adriana, the country estate of Emperor Hadrian which is just 5km away

  • Explore this incredible historic site, the ruins of the villa and its sprawling grounds which is unsurprisingly, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sheesh, tripping over those everywhere in Italy!

  • Enjoy a leisurely bus ride back to Rome with your host, where you’ll chat over everything you’ve seen that day together

Good to know

What’s included
  • Private & personalised experience
  • 8 hours with a host
  • Train and bus tickets to and from Tivoli
  • Traditional 3 course lunch, wine and coffee
What’s not included
  • Food & drinks (other than those included)
  • Transportation (other than that included above)
  • Tickets or entries to attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)
Cancellation Policy

Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund



How it works

Tell us your preferences
and book

See an experience you like and book it. We
will ask a few questions to build the right
experience with you.

Just right for you

We’ll pair you with the right host based on
your personality and interests. Trust us, we
know all our hosts personally.

The fun bit

Spend time in the city with your carefully
selected host. You have an itinerary but it’s
unscripted so it’s up to you and your host
where you go and what you do.

You might also like

Full/half day Half a Day in Rome, Your Way

  • Rome, Italy
  • 4 hours
  • from €50.00 EUR per person
    • (13 reviews)

Off the tourist trail Explore Trendy Trastevere

  • Rome, Italy
  • 3 hours
  • from €40.00 EUR per person
    • (4 reviews)

A Day in Rome, Your Way

  • Rome, Italy
  • 8 hours
  • from €90.00 EUR per person
    • (9 reviews)

A Night in Trastevere, Your Way

  • Rome, Italy
  • 3 hours
  • from €65.00 EUR per person
    • (2 reviews)

City Highlights Kickstart Your Trip to Rome

  • Rome, Italy
  • 3 hours
  • from €40.00 EUR per person
    • (6 reviews)

Uncover Rome’s Ancient History

  • Rome, Italy
  • 5 hours
  • from €60.00 EUR per person
    • (1 review)

Can’t find the right experience for you?

Just because it’s not here doesn’t mean we can’t offer it.
Get in touch and the City Unscripted team and hosts will help create the right experience for you.

Subscribe now and thank us later

Get travel tips from our hosts across the
world plus exclusive offers and discounts

Any questions?

If you’re unsure about anything you can
reach us on any of these channels.