Tivoli and surroundings - Discover the lands

This English section is a light version of the site. The entire site (almost 1000 pages) is available in the Italian part.

Tivoli, the old "Tibur Superbum" as Virgilio called it, is in the western side of the Monti Sabini, small mountains in the East of Rome...

Tivoli: a stylish resort town just a short drive from Rome

Known for its exotic villas, Tivoli is a spectacular ancient resort town with ornate gardens, and beautiful fountains and waterfalls...

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Villa d'Este

The city of Tivoli

There are many legends on the origin of Tibur (1215 a.C.). According to an old story, brought back also in the Origins from Catone the Censor, the foundation of the city would have had origin from a Greek colony...

Useful information

Tivoli is a city situated approximately 30 km from Rome. To plan a nice trip...

Palestrina and the Sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia


Palestrina, the ancient and noble city of Praeneste, is an medieval city about 35 km east of Rome. Here you can visit the Sanctuary of the Fortuna Primigenia, one of the most important roman sanctuaries of ancient times.

A medieval route

Yellow route

Discover the tower-houses of the historical center of Tivoli.

Hadrian's Villa

Villa Adriana

Villa Adriana turns out to be the greatest villa never belonged to a roman emperor, testimony of the extraordinary level of ability caught up from the roman architecture.
Explorer the greatest villa never belonged to a roman emperor located in Tivoli.

The pocketguides of Tibursuperbum

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Get all the information about the visit the Tivoli's villas.

The Temples of Acropolis

The Temples of Acropolis

The Temples of Acropolis are on an outcrop of rock. From here there is a fantastic view of the Gregorian Bridge on the Aniene and of the Gregorian Villa where the river has formed some wonderful caves. The two little temples became the symbol of the city and in the temple of the Sibilla classical plays are also performed nowadays...

The soul places of Tivoli and surroundings

Yellow route

Visit the most famous soul places.

Subiaco and the benedictine monasteries

Subiaco - The Sacro Speco

Discover the town of Subiaco and its monasteries: St. Benedict and St. Schiolastica monasteries with old frescos, where St. Benedict started his order.

A Tivoli Companion by Tim Cawkwell

An essay about the Italian hill-town of Tivoli near Rome. What visitors have lacked until now is a detailed guide in English to the place and its gardens; A TIVOLI COMPANION aims to provide it. It weaves together history, literature and visual aesthetics to create new insights into the extraordinary richness of culture in one place in the Italian peninsula. 78 pages, 42 illustrations.


  • 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