Visit Tivoli Gardens From Your Ship in Civitavecchia

Once your ship docks in the port of Civitavecchia you will find your professional Rome in Limo driver waiting for you just off the gangway of your ship. He will hold a sign with your name on so that you can easily spot him.

About 1 hour drive through the beautiful Roman countryside will take you to the Tivoli area, which has been a popular choice for private retreats since ancient Roman times and where you’ll have the opportunity to visit and compare two splendid Villas from two different ages: Villa Adriana and Villa D’Este.

Your first stop will be the beautiful Villa Adriana, Emperor Hadrian’s summer retreat. The grounds of the Villa featured full-scale reproductions of Hadrian’s favorite building from Greece and Egypt, which he had admired while traveling around the provinces of the Roman Empire.

The Villa featured fountains, pools, statues, theaters, and libraries. Some of which are still visible today. To get a good idea of how the Villa would have looked like in Roman times there is a model scale replica you can see on the premises.

After your visit to this unique site, it will be time for lunch. You can choose to eat something fast, like a slice of pizza on the way or enjoy a typical Italian lunch in one of the family owned restaurants in the area. Just let your driver know and he’ll take you to your desired venue.

After lunch, you will visit Villa D’Este, a late 1500s splendor! The gardens of the Villa feature an impressive concentration of fountains, grottoes, waterworks and a water-operated organ which plays arias from the period. The Fountain of the Organ plays every 2 hours, starting from 10:30 am.

Tickets to either Villa Adriana or Villa D’Este don’t need to be bought in advance since there seldom is a long line to get in, but if you still wish to get them in advance you need to email villa.adriana@coopculture.it for Villa Adriana and villadestetivoli@bestunion.com for Villa D’Este.

After your visit to Villa D’Este it will be time to head back to your ship.  Your driver will make sure you reach your ship on time, in comfort and safety.

As with all of Rome in Limo’s Shore Excursions, you can either choose the Private Tour option, where the driver and vehicle will be there just for your family or the Shared Tour option if your family is small and you’d like to share your tour with others who have your same interest.





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