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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 is a must if you are in the Tivoli area. You can spend the entire day exploring - make sure to take plenty of pictures. 
    This is a must if you are in the Tivoli area. You can spend the entire day exploring - make sure to take plenty of pictures.  more »
  • In the gardens of the past, the "places speaking about other places" are certainly not unique. Just think of the splendid tradition of English “Landscape gardens”, which aim to reproduce in the... 
    In the gardens of the past, the "places speaking about other places" are certainly not unique. Just think of the splendid tradition of English “Landscape gardens”, which aim to reproduce in the...  more »
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  • Amazing, this is the best place I have visited for a long time. Its more than ruins, the building still have soul and the water landscape is impressive. There is a lot of vegetation on the site, making it agreeable to stroll around and discover the relics of the Palace. Some parts are difficult to find, the signs are not clear and the map doesn't help. You need patience and time . Sundays they close at 14h00 which is not on their website and very weird. Go when the weather is good and prepare by reading in advance
  • Amazing and huge area. I liked it better than ruins in Rome. It's also much quieter, there is less people. We spent 2.5 hours there and had to rush in the end, so I recommend having 3 hours. I also recommend taking the audio guide. Transport is a bit more difficult on Sunday, there was a bus to Tivoli, but to Rome we had to find a bus in the town.

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