Archaeological Site of Villa Adriana

Largo Marguerite Yourcenar, 1
00019 Villa Adriana-Tivoli (RM)

Offices and Administration Dept.::
phone: +39 0774768085

Villa Adriana Ticket Office
(service provided by Società Cooperativa Culture)

Largo Marguerite Yourcenar, 1
00019 Villa Adriana – TIVOLI (RM)

phone: +39 0774382733

Villa Adriana

Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, the Villa was built between 118 and 138 A.D. by the Emperor Hadrian in a lush and verdant oasis near Tivoli, the ancient Tibur.

The Villa covered an area of at least 296 acres and included residential buildings, thermal baths, nymphaea, pavilions and gardens. The individual buildings were not only linked together by paths on the surface but also by an underground network of routes for pedestrians and carts used by menials engaged in service providing activities. The architectural and sculptural decorations of the villa were extraordinarily lavish and have been the subject of feverish and systematic research from as far back as Renaissance times.

Almost all the major museums and collections in Rome, the rest of Italy and even Europe exhibit artefacts from Villa Adriana. At the present time, around 99 acres are open to visitors

The Archaeological Site of Villa Adriana is open every day at the following times:

8.30-14.00 from the first Sunday of October with solar time to the first Sunday of March included

8.30 – 18.30 from the following day of March to the first Sunday with daylight saving time

8.30 – 19.30 rest of the year

The Mouseia open from 10.00 to 13.00

The nature of the route in the archaeological area with paths and gradients requires the use of suitable clothing and footwear

The ticket office closes an hour and a half earlier

Closing days: January 1st and December 25th, with the exception of special project openings which are reported on this website


From 6 August 2021, a Green Pass is required to access the site

Ticket Office Archaeological Area of Villa Adriana
Largo Marguerite Yourcenar, 1
00019 Villa Adriana-Tivoli (RM)
telefono: + 39 0774382733; +39 06 39967900 (call center)

As recommended by the Museum General Management “You are hereby informed that this Institute undertakes to offer visitors the longest possible opening hours, in compliance with the criteria established for the opening hours to the public, security and safety of Italian state museums and cultural facilities provided for by Ministerial Decree D.M. of 30 June 2016, pending completion of the expected proceedings to overcome the current lack of staff and set up the consequent recruitment procedures”

Admission for school groups must be booked in advance during the period from the month of March until the month of October ( € 1 per student) and for guided tours.

The following service facilities are available within the Archaeological Site: toilet facilities, drinking water fountains, a small refreshment facility, signs describing the individual monuments.

The archaeological site is mainly outdoors, so comfortable clothing suited to the season is recommended.

Clothing should be respectful both of the place and other people. Unless specific authorization is granted by the Management, period costumes/clothing cannot be worn when visiting the archaeological site. Since the archaeological site is mainly outdoors, visitors must take all the necessary precautions in the event of extreme weather conditions. We recommend consulting the website of the Civil Defence service for further information ( Knowing about such events is the first step towards learning how to deal with them correctly and defending oneself from danger.


every Saturday and Sunday at: 11 a.m.and 3 p.m.


every first Sunday of the month from October to March at: 10.30 a.m. – 11 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. – 12 noon – 12.30 p.m. – 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. (times may vary)

Tickets are purchased on the same day as the tour until the maximum number of participants has been reached


Cost: € 3; € 2 in addition to the educational tour for individuals


  • from 1 March until the last Saturday of October, Saturday and Sunday and the first Monday of the month, at 12.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.
  • from the last Sunday of October until 31 January at 12.30 p.m.

The visit to the Serapeum lasts: 30 minutes;  the educational tour for individuals + Serapeum lasts: 2 hrs. Appointment at the ticket office 30 minutes beforehand. The visit is not open to children under 12 years of age, animals, wheelchairs.


every day subject to booking


When: as chosen.
Language: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German.
Participants: up to 30 people.
Cost: € 130.
Tour lasts: 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Obligatory booking procedure: call center +39 06 399 67 450.


Cost: € 45 – participants 15 When:

  • from 1 March until the last Saturday of October: every day, 11.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.
  • from the last Sunday of October until 31 January at 11.30 p.m.

the visit to the Serapeum lasts: 30 minutes booking is obligatory


Cost: € 175 – max 30 participants The tour + visit lasts: 2 hours


Cost: €30 – 30 participants

Serapeum opening hours: every day, 10.30 a.m. and 3.45 p.m.


when: as chosen
language: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German
participants: up to 30 people
cost: € 90
tour lasts: 1 hour and 15 minutes
booking: obligatory 848 082 408 / from cell phone and from abroad +39 06 399 67 200

Theme-based itineraries and workshops are also available. Details are provided in the Catalogo Scuole Lazio (Lazio School Catalogue)


Booking is obligatory from 1 March until 31 October
Booking charge: € 1 per student
If the visit is conducted by CoopCulture staff members, the booking charge is included in the cost of the educational tour

The Villae are part of an inestimable architectural, archaeological, historical and naturalistic heritage. To preserve their beauty and protect them from damage they must be treated with care. We need everyone’s cooperation if this precious and fragile legacy is to maintain its splendour and continue to reveal its age-old history. The Villae comprise diverse, multiform sites, but are the expression of one and the same cultural heredity and unitary management principles. This is why we have drawn up a single set of general regulations for conscious and respectful use of the venues that can be easily adapted on the basis of the specific characteristics of each one of us.

Click here to download the Service Quality Charter – Villa Adriana

By Car

From Rome: take the A24 motorway and exit at the Tivoli toll booth. Drive along the Maremmana Inferiore road for about 2.5 km until you reach the hamlet of Villa Adriana and then follow the directions for the site. Alternatively, you can take the via Tiburtina as far as the hamlet of Villa Adriana.

From L’Aquila: take the A24 motorway, exit at the Tivoli toll booth, drive along the Maremmana Inferiore road for about 2.5 km until you reach the hamlet of Tivoli Villa Adriana and then follow the directions for the site.

Parking facilities: There is a convenient pay parking lot in front of the entrance to the Villa.

Public Transport

By BUS from Rome: Take the subway, Metro B, and get off at the station of Ponte Mammolo, then take the Co.Tra.L. bus via Prenestina (preferable), which stops about 300 m from the entrance to the Villa; otherwise take the Co.Tra.L bus via Tiburtina or via the motorway, which stops on the Via Tiburtina near the hamlet of Tivoli Villa Adriana, then proceed on foot for about 2 km.

BY RAIL from Stazione Termini or from Stazione Tiburtina until reaching the railway station of Tivoli. After this, take one of the local buses (CAT 4 or CAT 4 X) which stop at the entrance to the site. You can also take a Co.Tra.L bus via Prenestina, which stops about 300 m from the entrance to the site or use one of the other Rome-Tivoli bus service lines, which stop on the Via Tiburtina about 2 km from the entrance. Alternatively, you can travel by train to the station of Bagni di Tivoli (Tivoli Terme) and then use the Rome -Tivoli-via Tiburtina Co.Tra.L bus service