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Villa Adriana, Tivoli

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World heritage site · Ruin · Historic Site
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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.  Plan to visit Villa Adriana during your Tivoli vacation using our convenient Tivoli road trip planner.
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  • This place was amazing..wasn't the easiest to find...did'nt seem like much when you first get in, but once you keep walking then you will see all the ruins.. Awesome.. There is a lot of walking..but.....  more
    This place was amazing..wasn't the easiest to find...did'nt seem like much when you first get in, but once you keep walking then you will see all the ruins.. Awesome.. There is a lot of walking..but.....  more »
  • This huge site (bigger than Pompei) was almost empty when we visited. The scale of the buildings is mindbending and the site consists of multiple huge complexes. Even in its ruined state it one of.....  more
    This huge site (bigger than Pompei) was almost empty when we visited. The scale of the buildings is mindbending and the site consists of multiple huge complexes. Even in its ruined state it one of.....  more »
  • An absolute must if you happen to be in Rome. We bought the tickets on-line. It is a huge ancient ruinous imperial complex, where you can easily spend whole day or more. We only had half day at our... 
    An absolute must if you happen to be in Rome. We bought the tickets on-line. It is a huge ancient ruinous imperial complex, where you can easily spend whole day or more. We only had half day at our...  more »

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