Only 15 miles far from Rome there is the ancient town of Tivoli, surrounded by the Tiburtine mountains and rich of water. This town was chosen since ancient times as a place for vacation thanks to the beauty of nature and landscape.
Actually, also the Emperor Hadrian, at the beginning of the 2nd century A.D. , built there his magnificent summer residence. This place was chosen due to the availability of building materials, in particolar the local limestone called travertine, the abundance of water and the proximity of Rome.
The Villa, that originally occupied around 120 hectares, was a spectacular complex embellished by gardens, waterfalls and fountains.
One third of the original complex has been excavated. The ruins, immersed in the silence of the Tiburtine countryside, allow us to imagine the grandeur and the luxury of the entire residence and fascinate the visitors.