Tivoli boasts some of the most beautiful and magnificent gardens in the world. Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana are both on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Tivoli boasts some of the most beautiful and magnificent gardens in the world. Villa d’Este and Villa Adriana are both on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

You will find the town of Tivoli in the direction of Abruzzo, a good 30 kilometers east of Rome.

Tivoli is a climatic paradise on the slopes of the Tiburtini mountains and along the Aniene river.

Tivoli is located in Lazio


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How to reach Tivoli

By car

As written, Tivoli is not far from the Italian capital. If you are driving, take the A24 motorway, which takes you east of Rome and towards Tivoli.

If you come during holidays and weekends, you may risk having to park far from the city center, where the well-known villas are located. Well, there are plenty of parking spaces, but there are also many people, and it can be stressful to both drive and park downtown.

By plane

Fiumcino airport is 64 kilometers from Tivoli, while Ciampino airport is 36 kilometers away.

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Visit Tivoli by train

We have a partnership with Trenitalia that makes it simple and easy for you to buy your train ticket online.

All you have to do is buy the ticket, get on the train and present the ticket with the QR code to the train conductor.

If you come to the region Lazio and are going to Tivoli, the trip will go around Rome’s main railway station, Roma Termini, no matter what.

From there, there are trains to Tivoli several times an hour, and the trip takes approximately 50 minutes.

You don’t feel the pulse of the big city, even if you are a short distance from Rome, because here there is simply a calmness that is charming in every way. It is also here in Tivoli that you can find Villa d’Este and Villa Adriana, both of which are on UNESCO’s world heritage list.

Do yourself a favor when you’re on holiday in Rome and take a trip out to Tivoli.


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Villa D’este in Tivoli

This magnificent garden consists of plants, fountains, and caves, while the huge building is studded with beautiful paintings, that among others are painted by Livio Agresti and Federico Zuccari.

The lovely garden was designed by the painter and architect, Pirro Ligorio and was built by the court architect, Alberto Galvani, as well as a lot of artists and craftsmen.

The decay of the garden.

After a great and long period of splendor and power, the garden was neglected and fell into disrepair between the 18th and 19th centuries.

Only in the middle of the 19th century a major renovation began, so that the garden could return to what it once was; magnificent and classy.

The grandeur returned and the garden is today one of the most visited sights not only inn Lazio, but indeed in all of Italy.

Villa d'Este i Tivoli


The magnificent Villa d’Este became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001 and is part of a fascinating area that houses waterfalls, gorges, and caves.

The building is a beauty, but you will also find beauty in the garden with fountains, nymphs, and hydraulic music. The many sculptures by the various water features, which count Grotta di Diana, Fontana del Pegaso or Loggia di Pandora, are dedicated to the Greek gods.

Ticket info

It is clear that when we are talking about a popular attraction, which is also on UNESCO World Heritage List there is a great interest in visiting it.

Therefore, the queue at the ticket booth can be long, and especially during the most visited periods of the year.

I experienced a long queue, even on the first Sunday in February a few years ago but despite the long queue, I got in quite fast.

Villa Adriana in Tivoli

This villa, like the Villa d’Este, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built at the request of the Emperor Hadrian and is a monumental residential complex that today displays the splendor of the ancient Rome.

Following Emperor Hadrian’s wish, the residence was in 117 AD. built on a pre-existing building that was owned by his wife Vibia Sabina.

The buildings you find here are all connected to each other in one way or another. However, they all have their own function. In each room you will find reproductions and monuments of places that had fascinated the emperor on his countless journeys.

Villa d'Este i Tivoli