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Villa Adriana, Tivoli

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More than just a single ruined villa, heritage-listed Villa Adriana is a vast complex of classical buildings constructed by Emperor Hadrian. Erected in the second century CE, these buildings once combined the finest elements of the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures. Though the ruins are rapidly deteriorating due to their great age and the unforgiving weather, the site continues to provide visitors with a rare chance to glimpse the opulence once enjoyed by the rulers of ancient Rome. Hadrian was said to dislike his official palace in the city of Rome, and allegedly spent the last years of his reign governing from here, his favorite estate. Tickets can be purchased and audio guides rented at the entrance into the site.  To visit Villa Adriana on your trip to Tivoli, use our Tivoli vacation planner.
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  • Hadrian's Villa was a suburban imperial residence built in the 2nd century by Emperor Hadrian (76-138) commitment, locations of Tibur, today Tivoli, a town that is part of the metropolitan city of Rome. It is a majestic, full of complex buildings extended over a large area, which was originally to cover about 120 hectares, an area rich in water sources located 17 miles from the Roman city. Today we meet along the via Tiburtina, in the place called Villa Adriana, is an incredible archaeological site which is spread over a huge area. Retrace the paths, the remains of buildings that appear majestic, ancient Roman builders intuir big capacity and the pomp that was in use in the courts of its emperors. Site of the highest architectural and historical value, however, is very poorly maintained, several places are not safe, and many parts are not supervised and properly protected. However you will be enchanted by the beauty of the area. In 1999 Villa Adriana is sta-ta declared World Heritage site by UNESCO.
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  • Do not miss Villa Adriana, near Tivoli, just 30 minutes away from Rome center. I recommend going there with a guided tour or private guide to appreciate this enormous complex built by Hadrian. We left...  more »
  • Start visiting Tivoli should definitely with Hadrian's Villa. It is approximately 5 km before reaching the city. It should be coming straight to the entrance of the Villa there is a huge and expensive parking (who saves-the penultimate Street, before turning to the Villa is full of empty seats and we were in Saturday, when Italians flitting across the country!). Upon entering we found no thanks Nicolas, but he is after climbing the wall. Bottom nice profiteer card, because the Villa has a size that I feel not at once (for example, we get lost). Oh, and that was not boring nice upload audio guide! While you watch, he Leave like 2000 years ago, bourgeois zagnivali (Emperors!). Weather permitting, walk 2-3 hours as there is nothing to do. But there was almost no shadow, this must be taken into account. And the beauty of freaky amid high mountains-only photos! And Yes people, oddly enough, not a lot. In General, for hikers in the great outdoors with views, most of it!
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  • One of the best places I've seen in/around Rome. Enough of walking, long descriptions of the places. Reserve yourself at least few hours and maybe plan a picnic there. Stunning place.
  • Truly a remarkable site. You can spend an entire day here looking at the ruins. I would recommend a guide to help walk you thru the sites as this a very large area.
  • I arrive to "Villa Adriana" with the picture of the ticket in my phone (with code number price card etc like i always do. In vatican, versailles whatever its valid) and the woman was very rude with me, and denied to let me in with the picture in my phone and not on paper. I explain to her that im a tourist i dont have a print lazer and all the info is there, im harmless come on! I travel from rome to here for a good experience, i was inspired and in the door this happen? Very bad attitud, well i haded to buy other ticket to her, was so unfair and desapointing. The place great but fired that women, horrible attitude and lack of empathy
  • A big place with ancient ruins of Emperor H'adrian, beautiful gardens and and water-pools full of fish and turtles. A must see place if you like ancient ruins!
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site. Very interesting place, which shows us, how developed the ancient Rome was. Wonderful gardens, beautiful spa and Temple of Venus, just for instance.