Archaeological Site of Villa Adriana

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


Contacts:
Offices and Administration Dept.::
phone: +39 0774768085
email: va-ve@beniculturali.it


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

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

phone: +39 0774382733
email: villa.adriana@coopculture.it
website: www.coopculture.it

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 a.m.-5 p.m. from 2 January to 31 January
8.30 a.m.-6 p.m. from 1 February to 29 February
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. during the month of March *
8:30 a.m.-7.30 p.m. from the last Sunday of March until 31 August
8.30 a.m.-7.30 p.m. from 1 September to 30 September
8:30 a.m.-6.30 p.m. during the month of October **
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.from the last Sunday of October until 31 December

*   from the last Sunday of March, as summer time starts, opening hours are 8.30 a.m.-7 p.m.
**   from the last Sunday of October, as winter time is resumed, opening hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Please note that from 8 November 2020 until 28 February 2021, Villa Adriana will be open on Sundays and public holidays from 8.30 a.m. until 2 p.m. (the ticket office will close at 12.30 p.m.).


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”


NEW ADMISSION FORMALITIES AND TARIFFS FROM 28 MAY 2020 due to the Covid-19 Healthcare emergency (Tariffs are subject to revision following government law amendments due to the Covid-19 Healthcare emergency) (ENGLISH VERSION)

Suitable clothing and footwear must be worn for the tour around the archaeological site, which covers rugged ground and footpaths. Full price regular ticket € 10, without prejudice to the incentives provided for by the regulations governing admission to places of Italian culture, which can be consulted at the MiBACT website.

offers cannot be combined with any other ongoing promotions.

  • Cumulative admission ticket to Villa Adriana and the Sanctuary of Hercules Victor (with exhibition) € 12

 

For info:

Ticket Office of the Archaeological Site of Villa Adriana
email: villa.adriana@coopculture.it
phone/fax: + 39 0774382733


Other info

Full price ticket € 10, without prejudice to the incentives provided for by the regulations governing admission to places of Italian culture, which can be consulted at the MiBACT website. Cumulative admission ticket to Villa Adriana and the Sanctuary of Hercules Victor € 12. While the exhibition “Après le déluge: viaggio fra opere riemerse e misconosciute” Sanctuary of Hercules Victor is being held, the cost of the cumulative admission ticket to Villa Adriana and the Sanctuary of Hercules Victor will be € 13.

Tariffs for Educational Tours

These tariffs may change when exhibitions are being held in the archaeological site. Ministerial Decree D.M. 9 January 2019, in force since 28 February 2019, established that:

  • admission is free of charge on every first Sunday of every month from October to March (suspended for safety reasons_Covid-19);
  • admission is free of charge during MuseumWeek (in 2019 from 5 to 10 March);
  • further 8 free admission days established by the Institutes: the VILLAE promote free admission every first Monday of every month from May to December (suspended for safety reasons_Covid-19)
  • tickets costing 2 euros for young people aged 18 to 25 years. For further incentives consult: MiBACT website. 8 March – International Women’s Day, free admission to women to museums and other cultural venues of the state (circ. No. 10 of 29/02/2016 Directorate-General of Museums).

Please also note the initiative whereby, each Monday, citizens of Tivoli and the neighbouring Municipalities (Castel Madama, Guidonia Montecelio, Marcellina, San Polo dei Cavalieri, San Gregorio da Sassola, Vicovaro, with the exception of Rome) are entitled to free admission (suspended for safety reasons_Covid-19)

The Antiquarium of Canopus is open to the public for temporary exhibitions or the special occasions indicated on this website.

Admission must be booked for school groups from March to October inclusive: Booking charge € 1 per student

ONLINE TICKETS

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 (www.protezionecivile.gov.it). Knowing about such events is the first step towards learning how to deal with them correctly and defending oneself from danger.

EDUCATIONAL TOURS FOR INDIVIDUALS

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


EDUCATIONAL TOURS ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

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


VISIT TO THE SERAPEUM FOR INDIVIDUALS

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

  • 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


GROUP TOURS

every day subject to booking


TOUR OF VILLA ADRIANA

when: as chosen language: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German participants: up to 30 people cost: € 130 tour lasts: 1 hour and 15 minutes booking: obligatory booking procedure: call center +39 06 399 67 450


GROUP VISIT TO THE SERAPEUM

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


GROUP TOUR OF VILLA ADRIANA + SERAPEUM

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


ADMISSION TO THE SERAPEUM FOR OUT-SOURCED GUIDES

Cost: €30 – 30 participants Serapeum opening hours: every day, 10.30 a.m. and 3.45 p.m.


SCHOOLS

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)


ADMISSION

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