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Villa Adriana

Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana) in Tivoli bears witness to the grandeur of the Roman Empire. It is one of the best kept and most visited archaeological sites in Italy. This is why it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.
The villa was built by Roman Emperor Hadrian at the foot of the Tiburtine Hills between 118 and 138 AD. The vast residential complex extended over an area of about 120 hectares (about 300 acres) and looked very much like an ancient Roman city. The site included buildings, baths, temples, barracks, theatres, gardens, fountains and nymphaeums. The villa itself was designed on two levels: the upper floor, quiet and welcoming, was reserved for the emperor’s official use, while the lower floor was noisy and bustled with the work of slaves.

Today, of the ancient pomp, it is possible to see “only” 40 hectares, which fortunately still attest to the magnificence and significance of this complex. Some parts were explicitly commissioned by Hadrian to represent the empire's many provinces that he had visited himself:

The C.A.T. Company (Urban Local Transportation of Tivoli) offers many connections departing from the center of Tivoli to Villa Adriana through 3 bus lines, with other 30 daily rides: 4 - 4/bis - 4 X. For information on bus timetables please consult the page "Mobility on territory" of C.A.T. Company.

Address Largo Marguerite Yourcenar, 1- 00019 Tivoli (RM)
Tickets Standard Ticket: €8.00; Reduced Ticket: €4.00; with events €11.00
Tickets Information +39 0774382733
Telephone +39 0774 530203
Fax +39 0774 531979
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Opening hours
  • 9 am to -5 pm from 2 January to 31 January, last admission at 3.30 pm
  • 9 am to 6 pm from 1 February to 29 February, last admission at 4.30 pm
  • 9 am to 6.30 pm from 1 March to the last Saturday of March, last admission 5pm
  • 9 am to 7 pm from the last Sunday of March to 30 April, last admission 5.30 pm
  • 9 am to 7.30 pm from 1 May to 31 August, last admission 6 pm
  • 9 am to 7 pm from 1 September to 30 September, last admission 5.30 pm
  • 9 am to 6.30 pm from 1 October to last Saturday of October, last admission 5 pm
  • 9 am to 5 pm from the last Sunday of October to 31 December, last admission 3.30 pm
    The Villa is also open on Mondays.

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