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Villa Adriana, Tivoli

(4.5/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The place is very liked. Hadrian's Villa is one of the oldest surviving villas in Europe, was built in the period from 118 to 134 years. a.d. Built complex of enlightened and liked the architecture of imparator Hadrian. It is difficult to imagine the actual dimensions of the Villa, which can be called a small town. Today you can see only a fifth of what the scale and magnificence that was under the emperor. Went without a guide, lacked very much!
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  • Parking, very wide, was reasonably priced throughout the day and completely in the Sun. The archaeological area is very extensive, enjoy it quietly and taking pictures, spent about three hours inside. It makes a slight initial climb, the terrain is flat. Unlike what they read in the other reviews, each zone is accompanied by explanatory panel. The restrooms are clean and loved them. Overall we felt that everything was taken care of, unlike what they read in some comments (expecting the degradation!). Don't forget to take a look at the model that reconstructs the original appearance of the complex. The month of March turned out to be perfect to enjoy every corner without suffering from the heat.
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  • A unique excursion, up and down the trails that run through and gather various monuments, very well preserved and virtually (almost) all visitors even in a wheelchair. Beautiful turtles that are found in both the water and loved the view of the monuments interspersed with olive trees vigorous and well kept
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  • Beautiful. Worth going to
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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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  • Gorgeous
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