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Adrian's Villa in Tivoli

 
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Villa Adriana is a beautiful imperial palace constructed by Emperor Hadrian from 117 A.D. The villa is located in Tivoli, a city close to Rome. Tivoli is an ancient town in Lazio that is located 30 kilometers from Rome and is steeped in history and offers a spectacular view of the Roman Compagna. With its Mediterannean climate, Tivoli is the perfect destination for visitors in Summer and Autumn.  Once in Tivoli, the main attractions are its elaborate villas built by great emperors who found the town of Tivoli idea for their courts. Villa Adriana, is one of the treasure hidden in Tivoli.

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The palace gains  tourist attractions for its impressive architecture and design. Emperor Hadrian began the construction of the villa to get away from Rome. During later periods of Hadrian’s reign, he governed from the Villa itself with the help of his court members, who also stayed at the Villa.
Villa Adriana covers an estimated 250 acres with a complex of 30 buildings, an Alexandrian garden, temple, theatre, baths, libraries, state rooms, and quarters. The architecture of the villa is a beautiful mixture of Greek, Egyptian, and Roman.  A well preserved part of the villa is a pool and an artificial grotto which were names Canopus and Serapeum. Another key architectural treasure in the villa is the Maritime theater that served as a retreat for the emperor.
Many excavations have taken place in Villa Adriana. In the Middle Ages, the villa becamse a source of material for local biships, and thecitizens of Tivoli. By the end of fifteenth century, Pope Borgia sanctioned the first excavations which resulted in discovery of numerous statues . Following excavations, most importantly, the excavation sanctioned by Cadinal Ippolito II d’Este, was an extensive exploration of Villa Adriana.  Cardinal d’Este  used many statues and elements discovered in teh excavation process of Villa Adriana for his own villa, callled Villa d’Este, in Tivoli.

Today, Villa Adriana is a major tourist attraction. Coupled with Villa d’Este, located close by, the ruins of Villa Adriana with its spectacular statues and architecture, displays the genius of roman architecture and taste. UNESCO declared Villa Adrian as a World Heritage Site. 



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