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Villa Adriana

Open today: 09:30 - 19:00
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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: 09:30 - 19:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Largo Marguerite Yourcenar 1, 00019, Tivoli, Italy
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+39 0774 530203
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All reviews audio guide the bus emperor hadrian information boards the main road ancient rome small museum olive groves amazing ruins archaeological site mosaic floors roman empire century ad large site ticket office ancient times scale model
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During mid-October of 2018, my wife and i went on a day trip from Rome that included a visit to Hadrian's Villa. We enjoyed our visit as there are a great deal of ruins to see and it is spread out in somewhat of a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rockwood13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are traveling from Rome by public transport, I recommend you take the earliest Cotral Bus from Ponte Mammolo Metro Station on Metro line B. Just check Cotral timetables; tickets are sold at the kiosks at the station and are really cheap. DO NOT...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank smarkovska
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Villa Adriana is around 1h drive from Rome (city center) and a great escape from the hectic city. The park is well maintained. There are two ponds with little turtles. It takes around 2h to go through the park.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 865kristinf
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Some of the remains are brilliant and the remaining buildings, mosaics and features really are worth seeing. The site is rustic and it surprising that more information boards are not in place. The museum was closed the day we were there and this also would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank michaeleQ9545BV
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This place is huge and wear good hiking shoes. All in all, worthwhile though the explanations given are quite erudite and they should simplify the language for the average English speaking tourist.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank holidaytraveller982
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This is a DO NOT MISS! I have been to Rome a couple of times and have been impressed with the ruins but nothing prepared me for Villa Adriana. The ruins are spectacular and huge. This is Hadrian's Villa (yes the same guy who built...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bill G
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Adriana in English) is an impressive collection of ruins from 2000 or so years ago. It is highly recommended to take a guided tour if possible because of the vastness of the Villa and the a,pint of historical information concerning Hadrian.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Claire G
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This Villa is misnamed and should be titled "A Roman Emperors Dream Palace" as it was in its day, an ostentatious display of wealth and privilege. I was amazed at the shear size and the detail put into this massive series of buildings and gardens....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gay_nelsen
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

This is Hadrian‘s villa. Not sure why usually drops the H. Like other reviews it is somewhat disappointing and the extremely poor signage. We got the audio guide but didn’t use them half the time because of this location and missing numbers from Plackards. Nontheless...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JimOly
Reviewed 11 October 2018

For the first time we joined a small guided tour which included the Villa Adriana and the nearby Villa D'Este. Hadrian's summer residence is more a small town than a big villa and our guide explained that we only had 2 hours so we couldn't...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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bretagne88
9 May 2018|
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Response from PhilFGuildford | Reviewed this property |
I visited by public transport in November 2017. I took the subway to Ponte Mammolo and from there I bought a Cotral bus ticket from a tabac. The bus departed outside the station and other passengers told me when to get off... More
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Nikolay N
30 April 2018|
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Response from CzarEmmanuel | Reviewed this property |
From Tivoli station, you can take CAT bus line or no. 4, which will take you to about 300 meters from the villa. There is one that comes every 20-40 mins or so. You may check the webiste of catbustivoli or call 0774-334229... More
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7 February 2018|
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Response from yaman1971 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Danielle, On their website it says they are open every day all year round. I searched for the English version but there doesn't seem to be one... If you need translation don't hesitate to ask! L’Area Archeologica di... More
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