Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli, Information, Hours & Tips
Hadrian’s Villa, also known in Italian as Villa Adriana, was an ancient retreat from Rome for Emperor Hadrian dating back to the 2nd century BC.
Today, the area is a very vast archaeological complex of over 30 buildings, covering an area of at least 1 square kilometre ( 250 acres ) of which much is still undiscovered. It also a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999!
This stunning, palace was adorned with impressive statues and decorations inspired by Hadrian’s journeys to Asia Minor and North Africa.
As in past times, Hadrian’s Villa still offers a break from the hustle and bustle of the city of Rome. In this quiet, unique place you can really feel the atmosphere of a glorious past coming back to life, making of Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli one of the best destinations for an excursion or day trip from Rome!
There are multiple options to get to Hadrian’s Villa from Rome by public transports. Read the “How to Reach” section for information of the best itineraries available. Moreover, in this page you will find information about tickets to Hadrian’s Villa and opening hours.
Enjoy your day trip and visit!
|Opening Hours: 9.30 am - 6.05 pm (closing time changes on seasonality, see bleow for details)|
|Best Time To Visit: Starting from 9.00 am especially in Summer|
|Accessibility: Partially Accessible|
How to Visit
1PLAN YOUR VISIT IN ADVANCE
– Add this landmark to your Travel List and prebook your tickets through the Call Center!;
2CHECK IN ADVANCE THE BEST TIME VISIT
– Springtime and Summertime: As early as possibile, starting from 9.00 am;
– Fall and Wintertime: from 10.30am to 4.30pm;
3WEAR COMFORTABLE FOOTWEAR
– Summertime: sneakers, sun cream and a hat;
– Wintertime: sneakers, umbrella and raincoat
January 1st and December 25
From January 2 to January 31: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
From February 1 to February 31: 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
March *: 9.00 am – 6.30 pm
* From last Sunday of March to April 30: 9.00 am – 7.00 pm
From May 1 to August 31: 9.00 am – 7.30 pm
September: 9.00 am – 7.00 pm
October *: 9.00 am – 6.30 pm
* From last Sunday of October to December 31: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
* The ticket office closes 30 minutes before closing time.
Full Price Ticket *: 8€
Reduced Tickets *: 4€ (only for European Citizens between 18 and 25)
Free: for all visitors under 18
Free entrance for everyone the first Sunday of every month!
* Tickets price may vary to 11€ for Full Price Tickets and 7€ for Reduced Tickets on the occasion of temporary exhibits that are usually held between May and October.
How to reserve:
Tickets to Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli can be reserve by phone through the Official Call Center:
+39 06 399 67 900 / + 39 0774 382 733
Wheelchair Accessibility Service:
Hadrian’s Villa is only accessible partially to people with mobility difficulties.
Call Center for Reservations:
+39 06 399 67 700
Monday to Friday: 9.00 am – 1.00 pm / 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Saturday: 9.00 am – 2.00 pm
How to get from Rome to Hadrian’s Villa by public transport
1FROM ROME TO HADRIAN’S VILLA
Metro + Bus:
From Rome take the B or Blue Metro line and stop at “Ponte Mammolo”. From there you can take the CoTral, local buses that connect Rome to other cities in the Latium region. Take the CoTral bus “Prenestina” direction. This bus will stop at 300 meters from the entrance of Hadrian’s Villa.
The bus trip takes approximately 45 minutes.
Take the CoTral Bus “Via Tiburtina” direction. The bus stops in Tivoli (1 km from the entrance of Hadrian’s Villa)
Largo Marguerite Yourcenar, 1, 00010 Tivoli (RM), Italy
Get directions from Google Maps
Hadrian’s Villa Interesting Facts
First thing to strike one’s attention about Hadrian’s Villa is how huge it is. The Villa extended for over 120 hectares (250 acres) and it took Hadrian’s men 15 years to complete it.
Hadrian lived here, in this stunning estate outside the city with his wife, Sabina, his most trusted advisors and guards. He was not just a great general, he was also a man of culture, passionate about the Greek World. He was the first Emperor with a beard, just because he wanted to be identify with greek philosophers.
Today, just a few ruins stand of this amazing palace. But it is enough for the eye to get a glimpse into this stunning scenario. Gardens, baths, halls for banquets and parties, a theater, a library and even an artificial lake! This was Hadrian’s Villa, an incredible complex, scattered with statues of emperors and gods. According to sources there were at least 400 statues in Hadrian’s Villa.
Are you wondering what happened to all those beautiful white marbles and statues? Well, when the Villa was found during the Renaissance it was basically sacked of its treasures. Popes sold statues to the best offerers in Europe.
Hadrian’s Villa FAQ
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