Patrocinio Comune di Tivoli
Con il patrocinio del Comune di Tivoli, Assessorato al Turismo
Assessorato al Turismo

Subiaco

Subiaco is a town twenty-five miles from Tivoli alongside the river Aniene and some 70 km east of Rome and is only a short drive away from your Rome apartments so getting here for a quick trip should be a breeze. It's been a favourite getaway for more than two millenia now. Nero came here and built himself a nice villa. St. Benedict came here to repent and built himself a monastery close to the ruins of Nero's villa.

Subiaco is known for its religious and artistic interests, specially for its sacred grotto (Sacro Speco), in the St. Benedict's Abbey, and the other Abbey of St. Scholastica. It is also famous as the first city in Italy where books were printed, in the 15th century...

Subiaco
Subiaco is a town twenty-five miles from Tivoli alongside the river Aniene and some 70 km east of Rome. It's been a favourite getaway for more than two millenia now. Nero came here and built himself a nice villa. St. Benedict came here to repent and built himself a monastery close to the ruins of Nero's villa.
The name Subiaco comes from the Latin Sublaqueum (below the lakes) a reference to the fact that the town was located after three artificial lakes created in the Ist century A.D. as fishing ponds for a nearby villa built by Emperor Nero (the lakes do not exist any longer).

Surroundings

  • The Sacro Speco

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

To know more

  • 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...