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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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Chamonix, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Hard to find the right words to describe this villa.Of course we can only imagine how it really was,but from its ruins we can tell that the "Romans" were amazing builders and that Adriano was the most powerful man on earth....Extremely interesting !

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Richardson, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit, but I would not have it on my "must see" list in Rome. I would recommend reserving a day for a trip to Villa Adriana and Villa D'Este with the best part of it reserved for D'Este. BTW, the bus ride from Rome to Tivoli was one of the craziest trips I ever tried :) Overcrowded bus... More

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Bacau, Romania
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

An excellent trip by Viator to Hadrian's Villa, an impressive complex of roman ruins not far from Rome(about 1 hour).Very well preserved the ruins suggests the magnificence of roman culture and the grandeur of an emperor from the time when the empire was at maximum extension and glory.The beautiful green hills where the complex is situated offer a pleasant view.

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Durham
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Hadrian's Villa is one of 2 ruins that are 'must-sees', the other being Ostia Antica. Between the audio guide and complementary map one can get a nice overview. As in Ostia Antica, you can walk about most of the ruins and the close-up gives a richer experience. Many mosaic floors are well preserved, notably in the guards barracks, and it... More

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cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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

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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26 helpful votes 26 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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7 helpful votes 7 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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8 helpful votes 8 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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