Castles, fortresses and palaces

Those pages will take you to discover the castles and fortresses built in the area of Tivoli and surroundings during a period of extensive fortification (during the 9th and 10th centuries AD), when the barbarian incursions forced the local inhabitants to move from the valleys to higher, more easily defendable land.

Castiglione - Palombara Sabina

Saccomuro castle

Saccomuro castle

About 6 miles from Tivoli towards Vicovaro, on the right hand, is a ruined tower of the 13th century called Saccomuro (or Sacco Muro). You can see the ruins of the castle with its polygonal walls which probably mark the site of some small town dependent on ancient Tibur at an early period of the empire.


  • 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