Take a tour of Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, Italy part of the World s Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats. Named for the Roman emperor who designed it, Hadrian's Villa is a place of classical beauty. The Emperor Hadrian designed this place as a retreat from Rome's worries. The villa had several palaces, a theater, temples, libraries, and hot baths. Supposedly, Hadrian designed many parts of the villa based on places in the Empire he had visited.