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“Wonderful gem! UNESCO World Heritage Site”
Review of Villa Adriana

Villa Adriana
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US$16,20*
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Skip-the-Line: Hadrian's Villa Entrance Ticket
Ranked #3 of 46 things to do in Tivoli
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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."
Reviewed 22 April 2018

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the history behind the site is quite remarkable and educational. The statues around the pool are remarkable and so are the ruins of the baths, theater and vestibule. You will also find a huge and very old olive tree not too far from the maritime theater.

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"the bus"
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"olive groves"
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"mosaic floors"
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"large site"
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Hey guys, it’s one of the greatest place to visit in Italy!
To have a better experience we found a great App to visit Tivoli with the guided tour of it’s villas and is called:
Tivoli dayscovery.
Great job even for the price of the villa’s guide...only 0,99!

4  Thank Paolo C
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

History, architecture, everything is wow! please don't forget to have a snack and water with you, as we couldn't find any place to buy it.

1  Thank AuraVik
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I decided to come to this outstanding place to check the itinerary for an upcoming tour with my private clients. I am a licensed tour guide in Rome and after the Colosseum and the Vatican, this is where I love taking my clients. Hadrian was one the greatest emperor of the Roman Empire, was a philosopher, a thinker, an architect. He spotted this beautiful place 10 miles far from Rome and he wanted to build his summer residence, which lately became his final residence. Walking through the ruins of this majestic villa gives you a nice break from the heat and the noise of Rome. My suggestion would be to read informations about this place before going, because not only is it huge, but it also takes a great imagination to understand how things were two years ago. The audio guides provide basic informations, all the signs next to the ruins also give basic informations. Hiring a private guide is what makes the difference to visit this roman villa, but if you decide to go on your own then arriving there informed is much better. Make sure to wear very comfortable shoes, bring water, hat and sunscreen because it will take at least a day to walk around the ruins. I appreciated the benches that are located near the ruins and under the great shade given by beautiful and old olive trees and cypresses. Thickets can be purchased right at the entrance and usually there is no line.

2  Thank MoniUsa
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I visited the archeological site on Easter afternoon with my family.
We knew about it, read about it, and it was a place we dreamed a lot to visit.
We could never immagine how big and amazing it is. Better if you visit the site with a local guide or an archaeologist : the findings are not so easy to be read if you are not an expert. I do recommand a written guide if you want to visit it by yourself. Get ready to walk a lot.

1  Thank Elena B
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