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Villa Adriana

Open today: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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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."
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Largo Marguerite Yourcenar 1, 00019, Tivoli, Italy
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Just came back from a day trip to Tivoli from Rome. Visited Villa Adriana and I really cannot understand why. Why would somebody go there at all: 1. It's impossible to get there from Tivoli, especially on Sunday. 2. For the entrance fee (which is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank IgorTheTraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good experience to get out of Rome for a day. Took subway, and 2 buses to get there. Not difficult but takes most of day. Visited Villa d'Este first in town of Tivoli. Nice gardens and views. Get off 1st bus at Villa d'Este, visit...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rooted
Reviewed 6 days ago

The architecture is magnificent and the villa retains much of its frescoes decoration. If you love antiquity this is the best

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Eli B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it was a hot day, aren't they all in summer? It was a long walk after seeing Ville d Este. I thought it was too much. I would much prefer to revisit some old sights in Rome than venture this far out. I would...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank MamaMia796
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Roman remains here are amongst the most in tact I have ever seen. The sheer size of the site is amazing. Visit early to avoid sun ( BLISTERING IN SUMMER) and the crowds. Still being worked on, it will develop over time. A great...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MilkoHastings_UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a big site and takes some commitment to walk around everything and take it all in. If you enjoy antiquity then there’s plenty of interest here, but I’d be careful of taking young children as the site doesn’t “come alive” very easily and needs...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MikeMacCormack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Villa Adriana on a very warm afternoon and immediately transcended time back to the Roman Empire. I was taken away by a model of the entire estate reflecting what the buildings looked like and were used for. The ruins are stunning, and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AmeliaAnn2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We watched the episode of Monte Don’s Gardens that covered this place and I highly recommend doing so before going to see it so that you can more fully appreciate this place. The gardens are beautiful and the ruins speak to what once was a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Lorena R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is impossible to visit Hadrian’s villa without being impressed! It is one of the most extravagant villas ever build on the scale of a small city!! The scale of the ruins is overwhelming. It is a shame that the museum is permanently closed but...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank r0mantraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our excursion to Tivoli occurred during record-breaking heat, which somewhat detracted from our enjoyment since there is considerable walking involved. That said, aficionados of Roman history will not be disappointed. There are several intact 2nd century ruins, and a large diorama building to provide context....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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