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Villa Adriana, Tivoli

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More than just a single ruined villa, heritage-listed Villa Adriana is a vast complex of classical buildings constructed by Emperor Hadrian. Erected in the second century CE, these buildings once combined the finest elements of the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures. Though the ruins are rapidly deteriorating due to their great age and the unforgiving weather, the site continues to provide visitors with a rare chance to glimpse the opulence once enjoyed by the rulers of ancient Rome. Hadrian was said to dislike his official palace in the city of Rome, and allegedly spent the last years of his reign governing from here, his favorite estate. Tickets can be purchased and audio guides rented at the entrance into the site.  Plan to visit Villa Adriana during your Tivoli vacation using our convenient Tivoli road trip planner.
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  • To know the personality of the Eclectic Emperor Hadrian, it is essential to visit his Marvel, a natural park today, that encloses glimpses of the magnificence of an incomparable dwelling. The Canopus takes its breath away, how did a man think of building something so perfect?
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  • While it is true that a lot of imagination is necessary to recreate in his mind the Ancient Splendors of this immense Roman Palace, the promenade that will last at least three hours (with a very good guide written with plans rather than a rotten hearing aid rented by the site), the passage in this vast area seems indispensable to the one who wants to plunge into the past magnificence of a time now gone. Or at least, what's left of it because the years and the rampage over time have done their work. The most beautiful remains that remain visible in our eyes here allow us to get an idea of what could be this bagatelle whose forbidden loves are probably a little behind...
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