Hadrian’s Villa

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2.5 Hours
Rome, Italy
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Get away from Rome and travel back in time with a visit to the beautiful ruins of the luxurious retreat of Emperor Hadrian. Pools, steam baths, fountains, gardens and much more. Adriano was one of the best Roman emperors. He was a humanist and a lover of Greek culture. One of his achievements was the reconstruction of the Pantheon and the design of this beautiful villa on the outskirts of Rome. The Villa Adriana in Tivoli combines elements of the architectural heritage of Egypt, Greece and Rome in the form of an "ideal city". Originally designed as a retreat, Adriano made it his official residence in 128 AD. C., where he lived with his court, ruling Rome from the outskirts of the city. Surrounded by an immense park, this complex of classic buildings has more than 80 hectares and, in addition to the ancient Roman ruins, has spas and houses from the 18th century.
The most outstanding are: Teatro Marittimo, an artificial island that was the Emperor's private residence, the Canopo, a huge rectangular swimming pool surrounded by sculptures and the tomb, or perhaps the temple that would have been built for his Antinous lover after he drowned in Egypt. With galleries, gardens, swimming pools and all kinds of architectural wonders, the Villa Adriana is a fascinating look at the life of the court of a Roman emperor, or simply the perfect place to escape the bustle of Rome in an environment charged with ancient fascination.

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Opening hours

  • 08:30 - 18:00 (Monday - Sunday)

Included

  • Entrance ticket to Villa Adriana
  • Unlimited time inside the Villa Adriana
  • Audio guide in English, Italian, French, German and Spanish
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