mosaic detail, originally uploaded by Jessica & Greg.

Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Hadriana) – “is a large Roman villa built by the emperor Hadrian in the early second century CE. The villa was a sumptuous complex of over 30 buildings, covering an area of at least 100 hectares (c. 250 acres), maybe even 300 hectares, of which much is still unexcavated. Hadrian’s Villa is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The villa was Hadrian’s preferred residence when he was in Rome.” excerpt from Hadrian’s Villa

more photos from Hadrian’s Villa