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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.  Plan to visit Villa Adriana during your Tivoli vacation using our convenient Tivoli road trip planner.
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  • I have wanted to visit Villa Adriana ever since completing Marguerite Youcenar's novel, The Memoirs of Hadrian, which she wrote in 1951 and it is still in print. She did a strikingly skilful job of...  more »
  • I have been to Rome on several occasions but never time to visit here, this should not be missed, incredible excavation of such grandeur, breath taking views. We drove here from the north on our way.....  more »
  • Visited Villa Adriana on a day trip from Rome. What is called a "villa" was really a small city, as you will see if you visit. COTRAL buses go to Tivoli from the Ponte Mammolo metro stop, a...  more »
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