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Villa d’Este & Villa Adriana Skip-the-Line Tickets

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€26
Mobile ticket
Flexible duration
  • Enjoy a 3-day pass to Tivoli's must-visit attractions – Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este, and the Shrine of Hercules.
  • Visit Villa Adriana with priority entry, Emperor Hadrian's 2nd-century estate, with ruins of spas, temples, an artificial cave at the site, and more.
  • Marvel at the frescoed rooms of the grand UNESCO World Heritage Site, Villa d'Este. Explore terraces and well-maintained gardens.
  • Admire the well-preserved Roman architecture of the 2nd-century Shrine of Hercules Victor.
  • Enjoy a 3-day pass to Tivoli's must-visit attractions – Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este, and the Shrine of Hercules.
  • Visit Villa Adriana with priority entry, Emperor Hadrian's 2nd-century estate, with ruins of spas, temples, an artificial cave at the site, and more.
  • Marvel at the frescoed rooms of the grand UNESCO World Heritage Site, Villa d'Este. Explore terraces and well-maintained gardens.
  • Admire the well-preserved Roman architecture of the 2nd-century Shrine of Hercules Victor.

Inclusions

  • Single entry to Villa Adriana, Villa d’Este and Shrine of Hercules Victor
  • Access to ongoing exhibitions
  • Discount on events and activities on site
  • Discount on bookshop services and audioguides

Exclusions

  • Transfers between the 3 sites
  • Tip: Wear comfortable shoes as 2 sites involve a lot of walking, particularly the sprawling ruins of Villa Adriana and the extensive gardens of Villa d'Este.
  • The card lasts 3 days from the time of use at the first site.
  • The card is personal and non-transferable.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Villa d’Este Skip-the-Line Tickets

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Mobile ticket
Flexible duration
  • Enjoy entry to Villa d'Este, located in Tivoli, an hour away from Rome.
  • This 16th-century structure is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and something that you cannot miss visiting.
  • Find here landscaped gardens, lavish fountains, statues, and grottoes that will take your breath away.
  • Villa d'Este was built for Ippolito d'Este, the 16th-century cardinal, and statesman.
  • Your ticket will allow you to explore this awe-inspiring building inside and out, a much-copied model for European gardens.
  • Admire its impressive gardens, stroll along paths circled enveloped by statues, and listen to the tinkling of water from the fountains on its endless terraces.
  • Inside the villa, see stunning wall-to-wall frescoes in lavish halls and rooms.
  • Enjoy entry to Villa d'Este, located in Tivoli, an hour away from Rome.
  • This 16th-century structure is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and something that you cannot miss visiting.
  • Find here landscaped gardens, lavish fountains, statues, and grottoes that will take your breath away.
  • Villa d'Este was built for Ippolito d'Este, the 16th-century cardinal, and statesman.
  • Your ticket will allow you to explore this awe-inspiring building inside and out, a much-copied model for European gardens.
  • Admire its impressive gardens, stroll along paths circled enveloped by statues, and listen to the tinkling of water from the fountains on its endless terraces.
  • Inside the villa, see stunning wall-to-wall frescoes in lavish halls and rooms.

Inclusions

  • Entry ticket to Villa d'Este

Exclusions

  • Transfers
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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From Rome: Tivoli Day Trip with Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa Tickets

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Free cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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5 hr.
Guided tour
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to 2 off-beat yet special UNESCO-listed sites in Tivoli – Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana.
  • Chill out in an AC coach from Rome and back, entertained by facts and stories courtesy of your expert guide.
  • At the archeological site of Villa Adriana, tour the stunning gardens, enormous pool, and Emperor Hadrian’s souvenirs from 120 AD!
  • Next up, admire the gorgeous terraced gardens of Villa D’Este, and the fountains sprinkled around the 16th-century estate.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to 2 off-beat yet special UNESCO-listed sites in Tivoli – Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana.
  • Chill out in an AC coach from Rome and back, entertained by facts and stories courtesy of your expert guide.
  • At the archeological site of Villa Adriana, tour the stunning gardens, enormous pool, and Emperor Hadrian’s souvenirs from 120 AD!
  • Next up, admire the gorgeous terraced gardens of Villa D’Este, and the fountains sprinkled around the 16th-century estate.

Inclusions

  • Half-day trip around Tivoli
  • Guided tour of Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana with skip-the-line entry
  • Expert English, German, French or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Pick-up from Rome
  • Round-trip AC minivan transfers
  • Headsets

A 2nd-century AD villa with architectural influences from Egypt, Rome, and Athens. Learn why it was designed as an "ideal city”.

Activities: Entry tickets and guided tour

  • Villa D’Este

The cascading gardens are a masterclass in Italian landscaping, while the fountains, nymphs and grottoes are reminiscent of the Gardens of Babylon.

Activities: Entry tickets and guided tour

  • Tip: Don’t miss the Fountain of the Great Glass by Bernini at Villa D’Este. Marvel at the high jets of water that play around a chalice and conch shell!
  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair.
  • This experience is pram/stroller accessible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Top things to do in Rome

Villa d'Este, Tivoli | Cardinal's Renaissance vision 

A product of Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este’s love for luxury, Tivoli’s Villa d’Este is a 400-year-old monastery-turned-mansion. Today, this beautiful estate is a UNESCO World Heritage site, an hour away from Rome, celebrated for its fine Renaissance architecture and gardens. While the frescoed interiors screams old Italian nobility, the true star is the meticulously landscaped Tivoli gardens. Featuring over 500 fountains, water lilies, caves, and innovative hydraulic works, these gardens have inspired many European landscapes, believed to be modeled after the lost Gardens of Babylon.

We’ve curated the best ticket and tour options, including a complimentary travel guide with all the essentials for a perfect visit. 

Things to know before buying Villa d’Este tickets 

  • Tickets require selecting a time slot. Choosing early morning or evening slots can help you appreciate the beauty of Tivoli gardens in gorgeous shades of sunlight and with fewer crowds. 

  • Villa d’Este sees a significant influx of crowds throughout the year. Skip-the-line tickets can save you an hour or more during peak seasons and about 20-30 minutes during the low season compared to standard entry lines. 

  • While regular adults (over 18 years) pay €20 for skip-the-line tickets, certain groups can enjoy reduced prices. EU adults (18-25 years) pay only €7, and children under 17 pay €5. Free entry is available for EU children under 18, Italian teaching staff with proper certification, employees of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, members of ICOM and ICCROM, and student and teacher groups from EU public schools. Bring a valid photo ID, if you’re availing the price benefit. 

  • Villa d'Este, like many museums across Rome, offers free admission on the first Sunday of the month, April 25 (Liberation Day),  June 2 (Republic Day) and on  November 4 (National Unity Day and Armed Forces Day). The flip side being massive crowds without a chance to reserve entry.

  • Given the significance of Villa d’Este and Villa Adriana in Tivoli tourism, their shared history, and close proximity, most of our guests prefer combo tickets, which save costs and unnecessary effort.

Which Villa d'este ticket is best for you?

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Skip-the-line access

Best suited for: Travelers short on time, solo travelers
Duration: Flexible
Guide: No

  • Skip the long lines (especially during peak season) with priority access to Villa d'Este and maximize your exploration time. Enjoy flexibility to pick your slot.
  • Explore Villa d'Este at your own pace, savoring the gardens, fountains, and interiors without feeling rushed by a tour group or held back by a slow-moving line.

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Day trips

Best suited for: Traveling from Rome, seeking convenience, families with children
Duration: 5 hour
Guide: Yes

  • Sit back and relax with round-trip AC minivan transfers from Rome. With pick-up and drop-off included, it's smooth sailing from start to finish – no navigation nightmares here!
  • Enjoy a guided tour of both Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana with priority access, ensuring you don't miss any highlights and the interesting stories behind them.

Recommended tickets:

  • From Rome: Villa Adriana and Villa D'Este Tivoli Half-Day Trip
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Combo tickets

Best suited for: Budget-conscious travelers, history buffs
Duration: Flexible
Guide: No

  • Skip the queues at both iconic villas and experience the grandeur of Renaissance elegance (Villa d'Este) alongside the fascinating ruins of a Roman emperor's retreat (Villa Adriana).
  • This combo ticket offers a discounted price compared to buying separate tickets, allowing you to explore two UNESCO World Heritage Sites for a great value.

Recommended tickets:

  • Villa d’Este & Villa Adriana Skip-the-Line Tickets

Know before you go to Villa d’Este

Timings
Location
Entrances
Facilities
Accessibility
Tips
Dine
Stay
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Villa d'Este - Entrances

Main entrance: The primary entrance is located on Piazza Trento, next to the entrance of the Church of Santa-Maria Maggiore. It has a somewhat modern structure and design compared to the villa’s lavish and artistic interiors.

Fun fact: In the past, visitors arrived at the bottom of the gardens and ascended step by step to the villa, viewing the fountains and statuary. The current door at the Piazza Trento entrance dates back to 1521, before the time of Ippolito d'Este, the Villa's commissioner. 

Facilities - Villa d'Este
  • Restrooms
  • Audio guides available
  • Gift shop
  • Cafe
  • Nearby parking available for €5 per day 
  • Lift available at ground level for mobility issues
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  • Elevators are available to take you from the street level to the upper levels of the garden.
  • Enjoy a free electric car ride with a driver (reservation required).
  • School visits are welcome with a reservation.
  • Feel free to bring your furry friends! Dogs are welcome with leashes and a manure collection kit.
Tips - Villa d'Este
Dine - Villa d'Este
  • Da Andrea a Villa D'Este: This cute diner is just a minute walk from the Villa. You can enjoy Italian, Mediterranean, Romana, Lazio, Central-Italian cuisine. 
  • Trattoria da Gabriella: A charming spot for authentic Italian cuisine offering great service and decent portions at a reasonable price of €10–20. 5-min walk from the Villa d’Este. 
  • Taverna Quintilia: Carmine's charming seafood restaurant, 3-min walk, offers Mediterranean specialties and local meat dishes like like fried seaweed, marinated salmon, anchovies, fish aqua pazza and good wine in an artistic ambiance with ancient Roman paintings.
Stay - Villa d'Este

Budget:

La Giada, 400 m away; Alla Sibilla Guest House, 700 m away

Mid-range:

Al Palazzetto, 350 m away; B&B Il Giardino, 650 m away

Luxury:

Regina Bed and Breakfast, 400 m away; Tenuta I Tufari, 5.8 km

Beyond Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa Adriana - Villa d'Este
Tivoli Town - Villa d'Este

Tivoli Town

Distance: 750 m
The charming town of Tivoli offers a delightful mix of dining options, historic sites, and a picturesque atmosphere. Saunter through the quaint streets, pop into local shops, and savor a meal at one of the many cozy restaurants.

Sanctuary of Hercules Victor - Villa d'Este

Sanctuary of Hercules Victor

Distance: 1.7 km
A Roman complex built between the 2nd and 1st century BC. It boasts an ancient temple, a portico, a theater, and various industrial structures from the 17th to 20th centuries, including factories, a paper mill, and the world's first hydroelectric power plant.

Frequently asked questions about Villa d’Este tickets

Do I need skip-the-line tickets for Villa d’Este?

While not mandatory, skip-the-line tickets are highly recommended for saving hours of waiting time, especially during peak season. Then there are added benefits of smoother access, flexibility of choosing your slot, and planning an efficient visit.

On what days can I enter Villa d’Este for free?

You can enter Villa d'Este for free on the first Sunday of every month, as well as on April 25 (Liberation Day), June 2 (Republic Day), and November 4 (National Unity Day and Armed Forces Day).

Are there any discounts available for students or any other groups?

Yes, there are discounts available for certain groups visiting Villa d'Este in Tivoli:
- EU adults aged 18-25 pay €7 for skip-the-line tickets, instead of the regular adult price of €20.
- Children under 17 pay €5 for skip-the-line tickets.
- EU children under 18 get free entry.
- Italian teaching staff with proper certification get free entry.
- Employees of th- Student and teacher groups from EU public schools get free entry.e Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities get free entry.
- Members of ICOM (International Council of Museums) and ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) get free entry.
- Student and teacher groups from EU public schools get free entry.
To avail these discounted or free entry benefits, visitors must bring a valid photo ID as proof of eligibility

Is there any significance to visiting Villa d’Este and Villa Adriana together?

Indeed! Visiting Villa d’Este and Villa Adriana together offers a unique opportunity to experience two contrasting yet complementary aspects of Italy's rich cultural heritage. Villa d'Este, with its lavish Renaissance gardens and fountains, speaks to the artistic and architectural might of the 16th century, reflecting Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este’s elite taste. In contrast, Villa Adriana, or Hadrian's Villa, is a window to ancient Roman luxury and engineering from the 2nd century AD, built as Emperor Hadrian's retreat.

Is there a difference in price between online and on-site ticket purchases?

There could be a slight difference between digital and on-site tickets. The price point accounts for various factors like the seasonal promotions, priority access, transfers, etc. Typically, online tickets may offer discounts or promotions, flexibility in planning your experience, and they save time with priority access. On-site tickets might be at standard pricing and may require you to wait in line, especially during peak visiting hours.

How far in advance should I book my tickets to ensure availability?

While we pride ourselves in our last-minute availability for Villa d'Este tickets, it's recommended to book at least 1-2 days in advance before your visit.

What is the cancellation policy for Villa d’Este tickets?

Sorry, these Villa d’Este tickets can’t be rescheduled or canceled.

Are audio guides available, and do they cost extra?

Yes, audio guides are available at Villa d'Este in Tivoli, but they cost extra. The audio guides provide amazing explanations and enhance the visitor experience as you explore the villa and gardens.

Is it possible to upgrade my ticket to include a guided tour on the day of my visit?

Yes, it is possible to upgrade your Villa d'Este ticket to include a guided tour on the day of your visit. Just inquire at the information desk and they’d be able to help you.

Can I re-enter Villa d’Este on the same day with the same ticket?

No, you cannot re-enter Villa d'Este on the same day with the same ticket. The ticket is valid for a single entry only.

Is parking available, and do I need to reserve a spot in advance?

Parking is available near Villa d'Este in Tivoli, but you do not need to reserve a spot in advance.

What should I do if I lose my ticket or forget to bring it?

No worries! Just head to the ticket office or chat with the friendly staff at the villa entrance. They can help verify your purchase and guide you on what to do next. Remember to explain your situation clearly and have any relevant details handy, like your booking confirmation or ID, to make things easier. Enjoy your visit!

Are there any package deals that include transportation from Rome to Villa d’Este?

Yes, there are package deals that include transportation from Rome to Villa d'Este. They come with round-trip transfers, guided tours, and skip-the-line tickets, making it the perfect, hassle-free way to visit the villa and explore its beautiful gardens and historic sites.

How long should I plan to spend at Villa d’Este to see everything?

Plan to spend at least 2 to 3 hours at Villa d’Este in Tivoli to see everything. This will give you enough time to explore the villa's stunning interiors, wander through the magnificent gardens, and admire the numerous fountains and statues. If you want a more relaxed visit or plan to take guided tours, consider allocating up to 4 hours.