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Hadrian's Villa

Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Tivoli
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This is an exceptional complex of classical buildings built in the 2nd century AD by the Roman Emperor Hadrian, which reproduces the best elements of... more » Owner description: This is an exceptional complex of classical buildings built in the 2nd century AD by the Roman Emperor Hadrian, which reproduces the best elements of the cultures of Egypt, Greece and Rome in the form of an "ideal city." « less
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cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Hadrian's Villa is sometimes called the Versailles of Ancient Rome. It is located about an hour outside of Rome, near the town of Tivoli. We used the metro and bus system described by several TA reviewers. While I would not describe getting there as easy, it was definitely worth it. We visited the property on our own, with the help... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Domizia was a great guide. Very good English, very knowledgeable and toured at a very comfortable pace. The site is amazing with very impressive ruins. I have been to Rome several times so this 1/2 hour drive outside Rome was a great way to see the countryside and sites I never visited on the other trips. Would highly recommend this... More

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Perfect for anyone interested in Roman ruins. We actually thought the ruins here were more impressive than what we saw in Rome other than the Colosseum. What made it more special was that there were no crowds and the audioguide did a good job explaining what you were looking at. Definitely worth visiting. Also, at the last minute we ended... More

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Cugnoli, Italy
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This Villa is unbelievable. The ruins are incredible, you need plenty of time to walk round them all but definitely worth the effort.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This was more interesting than anything else. We had audio guides but found they were a bit of a let down. But worthwhile a visit

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

An absolutely beautiful place to visit if you are staying in Rome. The villa is huge and I would recommend a guided tour, which does not cost much ... but it's worth a lot. One is astonished in front of such grandeur and beauty. Visit the monument at sunset ... you seem to immerse yourself in ancient Rome and in... More

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is just a post to say that this site is awesome but i want to point out a real problem. I went recently with a friend who uses a walking stick,and we found the walk from the ticket office to the site lengthy and hard work in the warm sun. Surely the site could provide a mini bus for... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

It really does help to come here with a knowledgeable guide. Otherwise, you are on your own to discover the many amazing ruins over a large area without really understanding what you are looking at. Beautiful regardless but better with a guide. You are likely to have the place to yourself since it is a bit off the beaten path.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Studying this as a student was always on my list of places to visit. Wear comfy shoes if you like to explore and grab the map and be prepare to image the past...that's slipped away in time a little...okay maybe slipped away a lot. Enjoy the serenity if its a quite day.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is NO villa… Not at all. Villa is an egregious understatement. Try Hadrian's CITY. These were some of the coolest ruins I have ever seen. they are well preserved and the grounds are gorgeous. I personally enjoyed Hadrian's private quarters with the moat around them or the two massive libraries one for Greek Literature and the other for Roman.... More

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