"Even here in Tibur"

Hadrian's villa at Tivoli
Public DomainHadrian's villa at Tivoli


Tibur is the modern Tivoli, 30 kilometres north-east of Rome.

Hadrian, who is said to have disliked the atmosphere of the palace on Rome's Palatine Hill, had a villa at Tibur, and it is from here that he writes his letter to Marcus Aurelius.