Posts Tagged "Hadrian Villa"

Tivoli Gardens

Posted on apr 26, 2012

Tivoli Gardens

                        The unique contest of Tivoli, its landscape, art and history which includes the important ruins of ancient villas such as the Hadrian Villa, as well as a zone rich in caves and waterfalls, is the best location for the Villa d’Este, masterpiece of the Italian garden. With its impressive concentration of fountains, nymphs and grottoes is also the perfect tour in a hot Roman summer day. Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este, Governor of Tivoli, grandson of Pope Alexander VI Borgia and son of Lucretia Borgia,...

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Hadrian Villa

Posted on apr 26, 2012

Hadrian Villa

A large Roman archaeological complex 20 miles east of Rome, the Villa in the II century A.D. The Villa Adriana was  the retreat of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, who disliked the Palace on the Palatine Hill in Rome. During the later years of his reign he governed the Empire from the Villa attended by a large court who lived there permanently. A complex of 30 magnificent buildings covering an area of 250 acres, part of it still not exscavated, was the greatest Roman example of an Alexandrian garden, recreating a sacred landscape. During the visit you will see some of the best preserved...

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