Hadrian's Villa Reborn: Stadium Garden

15 Dec 2020

Hadrian's Villa Reborn: Stadium Garden

Go back in time to visit the Stadium Garden on the grounds of Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, Italy. See how the place looked in the reign of Emperor Hadrian in the 130s AD. Learn about this government retreat and how the Stadium Garden (one of about 30 buildings at Hadrian's Villa) was used for imperial audiences and receptions. Visit the one securely known sculpture gallery at the villa, and also see the famous statue group of Niobe and her children displayed in a lovely monumental fountain. Along the way, go up into the air to see a dramatic panoramic view of Hadrian's Villa set into the landscape of Tivoli. Change the time of day from day to night to see how enchanting the place looked when used for imperial dinners. Along the way, listen to the expert commentary of Prof. Bernard Frischer, Director of the Digital Hadrian's Villa Project.

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