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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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  • Interesting place to visit. Amazing ruins, and the odd mosaic. Could do with better signage - there is a pond with statues on the front of the map they give you when you buy your ticket that we... 
    Interesting place to visit. Amazing ruins, and the odd mosaic. Could do with better signage - there is a pond with statues on the front of the map they give you when you buy your ticket that we...  more »
  • Great for history buffs! Bring water! A fun place to explore. I would allow at least three hours and be sure to wear comfortable shoes. 
    Great for history buffs! Bring water! A fun place to explore. I would allow at least three hours and be sure to wear comfortable shoes.  more »

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