In Tivoli, Quintilio Varo built one of the greatest and wonderfull villas of the time, proved by the numerous statues mosaics and other works of art which have been found among its ruins many of which, nowadays, are in the Vatican museum. The extent of his living quarters was about 200 by 300 yards (or meters) ? a little over 12 acres.
The villa was situated on the ridge so that those looking southeastwards towards Tibur could observe the verdant canyon of the Anio and the several waterfalls plummeting to the valley below. The foundational remains and the remnants of three walls surrounding the interior of the residential villa are still to be seen.
To reach the villa you must go by car: from Villa Gregoriana take the street "Via di Quintilio Varo" that borders the waterfalls and, crossing olive groves, arrive to the little church of Madonna di Quintiliolo and the Quintilio Varo's villa.
Very interesting is also the little church that, according to the tradition, is located in the same place where a painting of the Virgin Mary was found. The painting is now stored in the church.