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Villa Adriana, Tivoli

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Ruin Historic Site
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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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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  • I wasn't quite sure what to expect from the Villa Adriano but it wasn't what we got! The site is much, much bigger than I had expected; we got an audio guide which was definitely worth doing. Some of ...  more »
  • We had a trip to Tivoli and visited Villa Adriana & they were doing some filming there with people dressed up in Roman attire . Allow 2-3 hours at least to see everything . The Museum is only open at ...  more »
  • If you're in Tivoli, this is a must see. Allow a couple of hours and don't miss the grotto. Also recommend bringing some water into the site, as there aren't many options once in the site.  more »
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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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