Tivoli

(m 235 s.l.m. 41°58’N – 12°48’ E)

Called TiburSuperbum by Virgil in the Aeneid, with its thousand-year history, the city of Tivoli is older than Rome. They say it was founded in 1215 BC by Tiburno. A place of convergence of different peoples, included in the metropolitan area of ​​Rome Capitale, currently it has 56,650 inhabitants and is one of the places of major archeological and historical interest after Rome, on the Tiburtini Mountains, along the national road number 5 from which it took the name of Tiburtina Valeria.

The image of Tivoli is linked to Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este and Villa Gregoriana, as well as to the Baths of Albule. There was and there is still the possibility to make the “grand tour”, a fascinating journey through stunning landscapes, including the Natural Reserve of Monte Catillo, the falls of the Aniene river, archeology, history, archaeological sites of great value and interest, and many religious places.

Places of religious interest:

  • Cathedral of San Lorenzo

  • Church of San Biagio

  • Church of Sant'Andrea

  • Church of Santa Maria Maggiore (also known as Church of San Francesco)

  • Church of San Silvestro

  • Church of San Bernardino da Siena

  • Curch of San Giorgio

  • Church of San Pietro alla Carità

  • Church of Santa Sinforosa (also called “del Gesù”)

  • Church of Madonna della Fiducia (former Church of Santa Croce dei Cappuccini)

  • Church of Sant'Antonio Abate

  • Church of San Getulio

  • Church of San Giovanni Evangelista

 

Deconsecrated churches:

  • San Michele Arcangelo (XII century)

  • Santo Stefano dei Ferri (XII century)

  • Santa Maria dell'Oliveto (XII century)

  • San Vincenzo

 

Places of historic and artistic interest:

  • Villa d'Este

  • Villa Gregoriana

  • Rocca Pia (XV century)

  • Villa Adriana (117-138 AD)

  • Mensa Ponderaria and Sacello of Augusto

  • S.Lorenzo Cathedral

  • The tomb of Vestale Cossinia

  • The circular temple of the acropolis also known as Temple of Vesta (Sibilla)

  • The rectangular temple of the acropolis, Temple of Sibilla (probably Tiburno)

  • The “Tempio della Tosse” (temple of Ercole Vincitore - II centuryBC)

  • Bleso amphitheater

  • Porta Maior (door along the via del Colle)

  • Remains of the Villa of Manlio Vopisco

  • Mausoleo dei Plauzi (o dei Plautii)

  • Cathedral of S. Lorenzo (XVII century)

  • The Gregorian bridge

 

 

Main annual events:

  • The Tiburtino Carnival

  • March, 19th: feast of San Giuseppe

  • Good Friday: procession of the Christ

  • May, 1st: procession of Madonna of Quintiliolo

  • June, 13th: procession of Sant'Antonio from Padova

  • Procession of Santa Sinforosa

  • August, 10th: procession of San Lorenzo

  • August 14th and 15th: the “Inchinata” a medieval religious feast

  • The Tiburtino Spetember and the Pizzutello Festival

  • July: the Along Came Jazz festival

  • Medieval, renaissance and baroque music festivals and concerts such as “Rassegna Nazionale di Musica Antica '96-'97 e '98”, “Magnificat 2000”, “I Concerti dell'Acropoli 2005 e 2007”, “I Giullari 2006, 2007 e 2008", "Cantigas y Romances 2006", "Frottole 2010", "Villanelle alla Napolitana 2011", "Il Rinascimento suona giovane 2012"

  • "Le 5 Giornate dell'Arte" exhibition on visual arts, music and literature

  • The Tivoli Festival and the event “Tivoli Chiama”

 

Typical products:

  • uva pizzutella (kind of grape)

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • the “Scafata”, a typical vegetable dish

  • the “pizza cresciuta”, also called Pizza Giulia, a typical Tiburtino dessert usually made for Easter

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For further information

http://www.comune.tivoli.rm.it

http://www.visittivoli.eu/