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Hadrian's Villa

More a mini city than a villa, this complex lies in Tivoli, ancient Tibur, about 25 km (16 miles) outside Rome.  Built in stages between around 118 and 138 AD, it allowed Emperor Hadrian the freedom to indulge his own architectural experiments and develop influences from his travels across the Empire, in particular to Greece and Egypt. 288 more words


Giardini d'Italia: Villa d'Este, Lazio

Dove si trova. Tivoli, in provincia di Roma. Voluto dal cardinale Ippolito II d’Este, governatore di Tivoli, nel 1550, il giardino di Villa d’Este è un capolavoro dell’arte botanica famoso in tutto il mondo anche per le rovine di… 605 more words


Ancient Butts & Pasta Guts

Americans take a lot of heat for our unhealthy lifestyles, but Italians really aren’t much better.  I mean, they eat seasonally and locally, which basically means their diets are preservative-free.  657 more words


Day 2: A Trip To Tivoli

Today we braved the Italian transit system once again. Our destination: Tivoli. After a minor metro mishap, we found (hiked) our way to the Villa Adriana. 207 more words

Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Adriana in Italian)

via A Jug Of Wine, A Loaf Of Bread, And Virtual Thou • mytravelagenda: The Hadrian’s Villa (Villa….


The Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Adriana in Italian) is large Roman archaeological complex at Tivoli, Italy.

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An Emperor's Country Retreat

From Ninfa, it’s an easy hour drive to Rome, even for an unabashedly cautious Canadian driver.  I had been to Rome a few times before, but having spent my formative years, as far as all things Italian go, in Tuscany, among Tuscans whose attitudes towards Rome are best left undescribed, Rome was a hard sell for me.   1,095 more words

Central Italy