They demolished the
old building and built the current church and the nice big
house called della Missione where later was accepted a reformatory.
On the left of the church, a long and nice stairway goes down: it takes to one of the most beautiful places of the historic city centre, piazza Campitelli .
Here in the past there was the centre of a big zone which
enclosed also Annunziata church and part of Villa d'Este,
on which there was the residence of Publio Cornelio Scipione
Nasica, for adoption called Quinto Cecilio Metello Pio
Scipione. This Villa rided out of boundary walls: for
this reason the zone was called campus Metelli, from which
the correction in Campitelli.
On the left of the stairway you can meet again the boundary walls of Villa d'Este, with a gate of entry, but the romanic church of San Pietro alla Carità draws the attention here. The church, at the beginning included in the boundary walls, according to the plane of the cardinal Ippolito d'Este, had to be demolished. Going on with our walking, you can come downstairs of via Campitelli, one of the most typical way of Tivoli, surrounded by late medieval houses.
At the civic number 27 there is a palace probably of the Estense zone: in fact in the yard you can admire a beautiful fountain with mosaics, unfortunately not well preserved, as its beauty demands. A few metres down we can reach the gorgeous gotical house, unique for its purity of style and enriched by stylistic elements like the profferlo (external stair with arch underneath) and battlements supported by small marble corbels.