A virtual tour of Hadrian’s Villa

Explore Hadrian’s Villa in 3D and learn about Hadrian from the emperor himself.


A virtual tour of Hadrian’s Villa using a 3D digital model of the villa created under the direction of Dr. Bernard Frischer.

The ruins of Hadrian’s Villa, in the town of Tivoli, near Rome, is spread over an area of approximately 250 acres. Many of the structures were designed by the Emperor Hadrian, who ruled from 117 until his death in 138 C.E. This virtual rendering is based on current archeological research and has been created in consultation with art historians, archaeologists, and museum curators with expertise in this area. Please note that a few features are necessarily assumptions based on the best available evidence.

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Cite this page as: Dr. Bernard Frischer and Dr. Beth Harris, "A virtual tour of Hadrian’s Villa," in Smarthistory, December 5, 2015, accessed July 18, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/a-virtual-tour-of-hadrians-villa/.