There are many legends about the origins of Tibur (1215 a.C.). An ancient story, reported also in the Origins of Catone the Censor, tells that the city derives from a Greek colony, founded by Catillo of Arcadia. He had three sons: Tiburto, Corace and Catillo. They drove out the Sicilian people, who had constituted the first inhabited nucleus in the zone of the plateau of the Aniene. So they gave to the city the name of Tibur, from the name of older of them.
Walking in the medieval district of Tivoli you can see most characteristic street, flanked with houses dating from the late Middle Ages. The gorgeous gotical house is 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.
An impressive complex of buildings which almost looks as if it is one with the surrounding rock...
Patrocinio Comune di Tivoli
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