Villa of Tiberius
Villa of Tiberius
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Matilda S
Torshalla, Sweden56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Interesting museum with a huge archeological site of Villa Tiberius that's located a short walk from the museum. The ruins and the cave are highly recommended to visit. The museum is interesting but a bit on the smaller size.
Written July 21, 2023
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Brun066
Florence, Italy13,007 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Indeed, how cannot be considered extraordinary the story of a Roman emperor (Tiberius), who, having glimpsed a natural cave almost at sea level, decides to make it the fulcrum of one of his grandest palaces, bending nature to become the mirror of his royalty ?
The ancient Greeks would have spoken in this regard of ὕβρις, meaning by this an excessive pride and arrogance, tinged with impiety.
And if we want to believe this moral stigma, we will read the collapse of part of the vault of the cave in a different light: it could be considered as "the punishment of the divinity" for this arrogance.
The collapse, as narrated by Suetonius, occurred while the emperor was sitting at a banquet with his court and his officials, and Tiberius escaped death only due to the promptness of the "praetorian prefect" Sejanus. Since then - we always know from the chronicles - Tiberius granted unlimited trust in Sejanus, so that the latter's acts of tyranny reverberated a dark light on the emperor himself for years. Sperlonga therefore was decisive in marking a dramatic turning point in the reign of Tiberius.
We can of course consider the story of the cave from other, more rational points of view. For example, we can recall that the collapse induced Tiberius to abandon the villa in Sperlonga and to build what would later be the "Villa Jovis" in Capri islet: therefore we probably would not have [the ruins of] the latter without that dramatic collapse. Then: even if ruined, the Sperlonga cave still amazes with its excavation works, the mighty ruins of the external buildings, and the well-preserved artificial bodies of water, with the function of pleasure and fish breeding. And finally, without the Imperial Grotto we would not have the large sculptural groups illustrating episodes from the Odyssey, that embellished the large hall created in the cave, and which – unfortunately very mutilated, but whose fragments have been skilfully assembled – we can admire in the adjacent museum.
Finally, it's important to remember that if the Museum exists next to the excavations, it's due to the courage of the inhabitants of Sperlonga, who in 1957 tenaciously opposed the transport of the fragments to the National Roman Museum, from where they probably would never have returned.
Written June 13, 2023
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Jan Erik
56 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
After walking for aprox. 30 minutes from Sperlonga old city, we arrive and are told that their card machine is out of order - cash only.
The price was only EUR 2 per person, but we had no cash at hand. The guy just shrugged his shoulders, letting us know this was not his problem.
How about letting visitors come inside, when you have broken equipment and no ATM nearby?
Written September 28, 2022
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francien2015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
The tiberian villa is a marvel. Not so much left of it but one can easily imagine what a spectacular villa it would have been. The museum displays the statues that were once outside....
Written January 10, 2022
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Peter M
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Terrific museum with the statuary and other findings from the Tiberias grotto/villa. Spectacular setting. Lovely walk from Sperlonga
Written October 16, 2021
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Joseph D
211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Easy place to check out. Can walk up from the beach from the city of Sprongla. Sculptures are cool and not a large place. Could be there about 2 or 3 hours. Don't miss the grotto outside. Would not take a child younger than 5 in this place.
Written March 8, 2020
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Joseph D
211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
This was a nice area and small museum to check out. Quite in the off season. Would walk along the beach and avoid the highway. Would avoid driving if possible. Beautiful grounds to explore with ocean views.
Written December 30, 2019
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BobbyGentry
Nanjing, China570 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Sperlonga Archaeological Museum, Tiberius Villa & Grotto. Gigantic sculpture of Ulysses (nobody) blinding the cyclops Polyphemus (found originally in the grotto, intended for fire light, water’s reflection, live music, dance & epic story telling.)
Written December 22, 2019
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Erik_nl2014
Waddinxveen, The Netherlands41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Some culture is always good during holidays. I reccomend this place, especially the cave. When temperature is high, use an umbrella against the sun, its pretty hot between the stones.
Written July 29, 2019
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bevf
Toronto, Canada140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Took a cab from Sperlango to Tiberius' villa and grotto. The villa is ruins but a new museum with lots of windows and light house wonderful statues, frescoes, and pieces of pottery. There are English descriptions to accompany the Italian. The walk to the villa ruins and grotto is well marked. The grotto is amazing -the water and rocks and then looking up from the water to the town nestled in the hills. Took us 2 hours to see everything
Written June 6, 2019
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