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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."
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Largo Marguerite Yourcenar 1, 00019, Tivoli, Italy
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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
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
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
Although in ruins, the vast size of this estate is staggering. Overall was 700 acres! There are many places on the estate that are still beautiful to behold, and our guide was fabulous in creating the images of times past without over dramatising this. Facinating...More
How can you not rate this site as FANTASTIC ?
The Romans certainly new how to build inspiring Villas and Emperor Hadrian tops the list , wow who would not have wanted to live here 2000 years ago ?
Hadrian's Villa may have put Tivoli...More
Hadrian's Villa - it's massive! About the size of a normal town. Huge, so expect lots of walking, and if it's in the season it's going to be hot as there isn't that much shade to be had. However, well worth the visit. Very, very...More
Wonderful UNESCO archaeological site at Tivoli - huge acreage with a multitude of Adriana’s buildings scattered throughout the olive trees. Incredible that so many pieces have survived and have been resurrected.
Pity however that the signage was poorly maintained and confusing. The hired audio in...More
Parking here was cheap and easy. Entrance fee was 10 euros/person and well worth the cost. We spent several hours wandering through the quiet ruins and countryside here. Beautiful trees, unbelievable ancient buildings, and wonderfully maintained grounds. I would highly recommend making a day to...More
Day trip is possible from Rome. Train cost €10.80 round trip for 2 person with one-hour journey from Roma Termini to Tivoli Station. Upon reaching at Tivoli Station, follow the road named Viale Giuseppe Mazzini till the bridge to cross the Aniene River. Then continue...More
The Villa lies an approx. 15min bus ride out of Tivoli. While it may not quite reaching the heady heights of Pompei or the Forum in Rome it is nevertheless pretty spectacular. It’s spread out over a large area with a lot of it being...More