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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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  • August 18, 2017
    The extension of the villa is quite immense. It takes hours to see it all under the Sun the visit this arduous. To appreciate the explanatory signs scattered around the paths. Beautiful, especially the water areas. Unfortunately some parts are little more than ruins. To pay a visit to the model before tackling the tour.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Villa adriana is beautiful, a wonderful blend of ancient architecture and nature. The five stars I give only to the beauty of the place, but for the way it handled does not give even one. I hope it changes the situation.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The term Villa is an understatement. It is a city of Roman Republican with remakes. Can you imagine the emperor Hadrian strolling through the streets and frequent the baths. Impressive when you consider that it was built almost two thousand years ago! If I could, I'd avoid the August ... awesome heat, but worth the trip!!!
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  • Beautiful. Worth going to
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  • A plunge back into ancient history of Rome
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  • Incredibly spacious and impressive plant... supposedly the largest ever for a ruler built was. With a little imagination can be painted itself, which here was and what have been unfolding for a social life here 1800 years ago.
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  • Poorly maintained but beautiful
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  • Gorgeous
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Where to stay in Tivoli

Tivoli is so close to Rome that you can easily explore it from one of the capital city's comfortable budget hotels. If you wish to stay in Tivoli itself, consider booking your room at a family-run inn, an affordable alternative to the area's more expensive big-chain hotels. Most of the city's hotels are located outside the historical town center, so if you want quick access to Tivoli's tourist sites, try to stay near a public bus or train station, or consider renting a car for the duration of your trip.
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