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“A walk in history”
Review of Villa Adriana

Villa Adriana
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 4 May 2018

This is a great day trip from Rome. We had a private driver and tour guide for our party of six. The drive was about 30 minutes from Rome and the tour was about two hours. Make reservations for an outstanding lunch at Sibilla.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Villa Adriana, built by emperor Hadrian as his holiday residence in the countryside of Tivoli, just outside the city of Rome, is a gem of archeology and history. The villa covers an area of ​​160 hectares even though the archaeological site currently open to visitors is only 60, since the remaining ones have become the private property of a noble family during the Proto-Renaissance period until today. The visit is divided into a series of well-preserved ruins that show what were to be the areas of greatest life of the Villa in the times of the emperors, passing between the great and small baths, the imperial palace, the halls of representative, service apartments, nymphaeums and the amazing canop where you can see antique roman copyes of greek classic statues committed by roman emperors and found during the excavations of the area.
The entire itinerary with a guided tour costs 15€ and lasts about an hour and a half. I recommend this option because the guides are extremely professional and will give you lots of interesting information, I took the path with Nicoletta and she was very nice and competent.
The normal entrance costs 10€ (but you can rent the audio guide).
At the entrance of the Villa you will find a refreshment area with machines for drinks, food, ice cream, basic necessities and a machine to change banknotes in coins.
The visit of this archaeological beauty is definitely a trip out of town not to be missed if you are in Rome. And if time permits, you can visit Villa d'Este, a marvelous baroque palace in Tivoli near Villa Adriana.
Enjoy my pics!
Marzio from Rome, Instagram: @marziomartel

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

It's totally worth to visit it.To get to and from there can be a bit journey.Some busses stop to travel after 13:15 at holidays, but there is other option to get back to Tivoli.Walk 1.2 km to the main road and get up on the Cortal's bus Rome-Tivoli.This place is so great, big and interesting so it can be a perfect day from your Italy trip.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Villa Adriana, walking there is a trip in the ancient Rome, Adriano was an wise Emperor and the place is full of history and art, many thanks to our guide tha has been able to drop us in the Roman era.

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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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