Wednesday, May 16, 2012

CCR Walks: Antinous and Hadrian - June 3, 2012

The beautiful Villa Adriana (Hadrian's Villa) forms the foil for a new exhibition on Antinous, the slave of Emperor Hadrian (113-138 AD). The Villa's wonderful architectural innovations are gradually coming to light thanks to the work of archaeologists and botanists. Yet, more than any other aspect, the novelty today lies in discovering the many ways in which the Emperor honoured him after his death, essentially turning part of the villa's grounds into a memorial to his deified lover.

When: Sunday, June 3, 2012
Time: 9:50 meeting, 10 a.m. start
Where: meet at 9:50 a.m. in the piazza at the street entrance to Hadrian's Villa, in Largo Marguerite Yourcenar, Villa Adriana (a district of the town of Tivoli)
Directions: If you come by car either take the Via Tiburtina and turn off the main road into the Villa Adriana suburb and follow signs for Villa di Adriano, or take Autostrada A-24, follow the signs for strada provinciale 51a-b Maremmana inferiore, turn on to strada provinciale Roccabruna, and finally onto Via di Villa Adriana.Car-pooling available: contact
Cost: Normal tour pricing €10 CCR members, €15 non-member.
RSVP: Contact