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  • 1 Hadrian's Villa Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Villa Adriana 204 I - 00019 Tivoli

    A passionate lover of art and architecture, Emperor Hadrian had crisscrossed his whole empire, and with this villa sought to evoke the works and sites he had seen on his travels. It was almost complete when Hadrian, long gravely ill and distraught at..

  • 2 Villa d'Este Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Trento 1 I - 00019 Tivoli

    In 1550, the disgraced Cardinal Ippolito d'Este consoled himself by having this villa built. Designed by Neapolitan architect Pirro Ligorio, it is adorned with sumptuous gardens making full use of water features and statues in the Mannerist style. No..

  • 3 Villa Gregoriana Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    V.-Quintilio-Varo I - 00019 Tivoli

    A vast wooded park, run through by a number of paths, and by the Aniene river through a narrow ravine, with several water falls. You can see them before you reach the Cave of the Siren where the river comes crashing in noisily. The Cave of Neptune al..

  • 4 Church of Holy Mary the Major

    Religious buildings

    Piazza Trento I - 00019 Tivoli

    Next to the villa d'Este, this old church of the Benedictine monastery with a pretty Gothic façade, contains two triptychs from the 15th C., one of which is by the painter and mosaicist Jacopo Torrati.

  • 5 Temple of Sybil

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. Quintilio-Varo I - 00019 Tivoli

    Its shape is circular, for which reason it was once attributed to Vesta, the fire protector. The Sybil of Tibur is said to have pulled Augustus down a peg or two by announcing the imminent birth of Jesus. She even predicted that on that day, an oil w..

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