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Published: August  01, 2014

Villa Adriana

The villa, located at 29 km (18 miles) away from Rome, stands out as one of the most refined examples of Ancient Roman architecture and a testimony of the magnificence achieved by the Roman Empire. It was built by Emperor Hadrian as his retreat in the Roman countryside in a place called Tibur (modern-day Tivoli) between the 2nd and 3rd decades of the 2nd century AD. He grew so proud and fond of the retreat that during the later years of his reign, he actually ruled the empire from the villa, with a large court living permanently there with him. Hadrian's Villa consisted of a complex of over 30 buildings, covering an area of nearly one square kilometre (about 250 acres) much of which today remain unexcavated. The villa is also considered the most prominent example of an Alexandrian garden in Rome, merging many different architectural styles, mostly Greek and Egyptian and echoing the many trips and conquests of the emperor Hadrian across Europe and the Mediterranean. Among the most striking and best preserved parts of the Villa today are an elegant oval pool surrounded with magnificent Corinthian columns and copies of famous Greek marble statues and an artificial grotto. The complex included the emperor residence, several palaces, Roman baths, a theatre, temples, libraries, administration buildings and quarters for courtiers, praetorians and slaves. After Hadrianís death, the villa was still used by some of his successors. During the decline of the Roman Empire, the complex fell into disuse and progressively became a ruin. In the 16th century, Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este had much of the marble and the statues in Hadrian's Villa salvaged and removed to decorate his superb Renaissance Villa d'Este located nearby, in Tivoli city center.

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Published: August  01, 2014

Villa Adriana

The villa, located at 29 km (18 miles) away from Rome, stands out as one of the most refined examples of Ancient Roman architecture and a testimony of the magnificence achieved by the Roman Empire. It was built by Emperor Hadrian as his retreat in the Roman countryside in a place called Tibur (modern-day Tivoli) between the 2nd and 3rd decades of the 2nd century AD. He grew so proud and fond of the retreat that during the later years of his reign, he actually ruled the empire from the villa, with a large court living permanently there with him. Hadrian's Villa consisted of a complex of over 30 buildings, covering an area of nearly one square kilometre (about 250 acres) much of which today remain unexcavated. The villa is also considered the most prominent example of an Alexandrian garden in Rome, merging many different architectural styles, mostly Greek and Egyptian and echoing the many trips and conquests of the emperor Hadrian across Europe and the Mediterranean. Among the most striking and best preserved parts of the Villa today are an elegant oval pool surrounded with magnificent Corinthian columns and copies of famous Greek marble statues and an artificial grotto. The complex included the emperor residence, several palaces, Roman baths, a theatre, temples, libraries, administration buildings and quarters for courtiers, praetorians and slaves. After Hadrianís death, the villa was still used by some of his successors. During the decline of the Roman Empire, the complex fell into disuse and progressively became a ruin. In the 16th century, Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este had much of the marble and the statues in Hadrian's Villa salvaged and removed to decorate his superb Renaissance Villa d'Este located nearby, in Tivoli city center.