Tivoli Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana) tour

Discover an Ancient Villa from Roman Times

Type: Small group tour (private options available); we can also offer entry tickets only if you would prefer to discover the villa at your own pace
Duration: 2 hours
Availability: Daily, except national holidays
Special information: We recommend comfortable footwear


Features a detailed viewing of Hadrian's Villa, which dates back to 200 AD

Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana) was constructed in the 2nd century AD as a retreat from Rome for Roman Emperor Hadrian. During the later years of his reign, he actually governed the Empire from the villa. A large court therefore lived there permanently.

After Hadrian, the villa was used by his various successors. However, during the decline of the Roman Empire the villa fell into disuse and was partially ruined. In the 16th century Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este had much of the marble and statues in Hadrian's Villa removed to decorate his own Villa d'Este, located nearby. However, in more recent times, many beautiful artifacts have been unearthed and restored at the villa, such as marble statues of Antinous (Hadrian's deified lover) and mosaics from the theatre and baths. Other attractions at Villa Adriana include Discobolus, Dove Basin mosaic, Hellenistic mosaic, Capitoline Museums, Diana of Versailles, Louvre, Crouching Venus, Capitoline Antinous, Young Centaur and Old Centaur, and you can discover all of these and more on our in-depth tour of the villa ruins.


Tour itinerary

During this in-depth guided tour of Villa Adriana, our expert tour guide will take you around the villa, allowing you to discover every aspect of the site with a detailed description of the history of this famous location. As a part of the guided tour, you will see:

  • Marble statues of Antinous
  • Ancient mosaics, including the Dove Basin mosaic and the Hellenistic mosaic
  • Discobolus
  • Capitoline Museums
  • Diana of Versailles
  • Louvre
  • Crouching Venus
  • Capitoline Antinous
  • Young Centaur
  • Old Centaur

If you have booked a Tivoli or Rome holiday with us and would like to add this tour to your package, or you would like us to arrange any customised tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500, or Click here to send us an enquiry.