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Villa Adriana, Tivoli

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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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  • Villa Adriana is a visit that should be prepared by studying previously what was Emperor Hadrian to understand well the greatness of man and emperor. More than a Villa I would define it as a Roman city on a scale. The only one still in excellent condition, the greatness of Rome and the expression of a great being (Adriano) enclosed in a single site. A shame not to visit it
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  • I visited this place in connection with a tour that I had bought at GetYourGuide. The tour went both to Villa Adriana (Hadrian's Villa) and Villa D'Este. This place is really big and incredibly well preserved. When you walk around the ruins, you can almost sense what it was and looked at then, and combined with the knowledge of the guide and the torcenses of the wizard, you can hardly live in it. Own Amphitheator, and was built by Emperor Hadrian, who did not want to use Paletine Hill and the Roman Forum as a dwelling, like his predecessors before him, but rather wanted a little away from the city. Hadrian was different from his predecessors in so many ways (possibly also because he originally came from Spain..), which really shines through in Villa Adriana. A place that certainly should be visited and with a guide as it is the tales of the wizard that bring life to the place and the ruins.
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