Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli: Detail, part of the Imperial Palace



Hadrian’s villa was a complex of over 30 buildings, covering an area of at least 1 square kilometre (ca. 250 acres) of which much is still unexcavated. The villa was the greatest Roman example of an Alexandrian garden, recreating a sacred landscape. The complex included palaces, several thermae, theatre, temples, libraries, state rooms and quarters for courtiers, praetorians and slaves. There were pools and an artificial canal (119 x 18 m), built in imitation of the one that linked Alexandria and Canopus.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Villa Adriana, Tivoli

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Palaces

  • Gardens

  • Architecture

  • Ruins

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Imperial (Roman)

Place of Creation
  • Tivoli

  • Tivoli, Lazio, Italy

  • +41.941944+12.775278

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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