added by archaeologs
An Imperial country residence built c 125-134 AD at Tivoli near Rome by the emperor Hadrian. This villa is considered the epitome in architecture and elegance of the Roman world. The imperial garden city included baths and bath buildings, libraries, sculpture gardens, theaters, alfresco dining halls, pavilions, and private suites. Significant portions of the complex have survived to modern times. Hadrian himself was unable to enjoy his villa for long, as he died in 138.