The travertine of Tivoli

Travertine is a sedimentary rock. It is a natural chemical precipitate of carbonate minerals from solution in the gorundwater.
Water passes through and dissolves limestone, picking up calcium carbonate...

Il travertino romano

In the ancient roman times

There are several references to the travertine's qualities in the classical literature: Vitruvius remarked its strength and the remark is repeated in the "Natural History" Plinius reminded the relevance.


  • The Sacro Speco

    An impressive complex of buildings which almost looks as if it is one with the surrounding rock...

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  • Rocca Pia

    Built on the place where Callisto II Borgia's Castle was situated...

  • Church of St.Peter

    It was built on the rests of a roman villa...

Con il patrocinio del Comune di Tivoli, Assessorato al Turismo

Patrocinio Comune di Tivoli

Assessorato al Turismo