Tivoli in a Day

Tivoli makes an excellent day trip from Rome but to cover its two main sights you'll have to start early. The best way to see both is to visit Villa d'Este first, then have lunch up in the centre, before heading down to Villa Adriana. To get to Villa Adriana from the centre, take local CAT bus 4 or 4X (€1.30, 10 minutes, half-hourly) from Piazza Garibaldi. After you've visited Villa Adriana, pick up the Cotral bus back to Rome.