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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: 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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I think you get a great deal more out of the visit if you have a basic understanding of the size and scope of the villa. It is such a large complex and it is a great deal to take in. If you go without...More
This place is in one word AMAZING. Excavation of this enormous site is still on-going but there is definately enough to admire! Archilogical excavations sometimes fails to reveal or give a god impression og what life might have been like back in time, not so...More
An enormous site with so much to see. Many of the buildings still in tact. Gives you an insight into the extreme extravagance of the Roman Emperors. Give yourself at least 2 hours if you want to see most of the site
It's almost impossible to review a site like this. If you have an interest in history and ruins, you will absolutely love it. If not, it is a LOT of ground to cover, a lot of walking and there are no places to get a...More
This was a half day tour to villa Adriana and villa Desdi. The first was built by an emperor of Rome in about 60 AD and the other by a catholic bishop in 1500. Adriana took 10-14 years to complete and had over 1,000 servants,...More
Situated around 20 miles east of Rome Villa Adriano is relatively easy to get to either independently or with a trip and is well worth the trouble if you have the time and like Hadrian want to escape the crowds in Rome.Created by Hadrian in...More
Response from r0mantraveler | Reviewed this property |
They are all absolutely worth visiting. I would personally either go to villa deste or villa adriana. These sites are of international importance and are absolutely stunning. It really depends on what period of history you... More
They are all absolutely worth visiting. I would personally either go to villa deste or villa adriana. These sites are of international importance and are absolutely stunning. It really depends on what period of history you like more the Roman or the early modern. Villa Adriana is probably the most spectacular Roman site I have ever visited and for anyone with even the vaguest interest in Roman history it is a must. For the early modern period Villa D’Este is fabulous, and it offers fantastic views of the reason.
It is also worth considering that villa adriana is outside central Tivoli but villa deste is only a short walk from the station. If you want to visit the town which is charming, Villa deste is part of it.
Response from Dreamer710304 | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion that, it's easily to go from Rome to Tivoli by train. The price is approx the same. The train departures from Termini. After you can walk from station to the Villa D'Este. (max. 15 min on the main street, and... More
In my opinion that, it's easily to go from Rome to Tivoli by train. The price is approx the same. The train departures from Termini. After you can walk from station to the Villa D'Este. (max. 15 min on the main street, and the Tivolis pedestrianstreet). Next to the Villas there is a bus station and from there you can go to the Villa Adriana. You can exactly get off the Villa Adriana's ticket office.