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The Gardens of Tivoli

Tivoli is probably the most popular excursion from Rome and should not be missed. It's less than an hour's drive and and what awaits you are the most beautiful gardens and fountains in all of Italy.

View of Tivoli

Tivoli is situated on the Aniene river to the east of Rome, in the Monti Tiburtini hills where the climate is fresher than Rome's. For this reason, the area was popular from ancient times onwards with Roman nobles, who would build summer retreats here. As the town was on a major trading route from Rome to the Abruzzi, Tivoli has always been an important settlement. The fourth century BC town wall is still visible, as are temples from the second century BC.

It's a lovely hilltop town with narrow medieval streets and lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

Map of Tivoli

Tivoli Tourist Information Office is in Piazza Garibaldi close to the main bus stop and the Villa d'Este. Even if it's closed, you may be able to pick up maps and information.

Tourist Information: Largo Garibaldi. Tel: + 39 0774 334522

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A Calm Respite from the Busy Streets of Rome
  • In a nutshell:One of Roman's Treasures
  • Last visit to Tivoli: Mar 2001
  • Intro Updated Apr 28, 2004
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  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    Great page Nancy and well written. I must have a look at some of your other pages. Well done.

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Lovely page and noted detail for my day trip. Grazie, <(•¿•)>

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2006 at 1:18 PM

    I have to go back there. Ciao!

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2005 at 6:33 AM

    Very interesting. One of the gems of the Roman World.

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2005 at 3:39 PM

    This place and page make me feel like singing . . . ;-)

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2005 at 4:09 AM

    Hadrian's Villa is quite a mixture.. looks quite lovely and obviously huge. Fabulous fountains. What a great memorable last night you had.

  • novsco61's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2005 at 5:18 AM

    The town shares the name with Tivoli park in my hometown Ljubljana. Great pictures and tips.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2004 at 2:43 PM

    great infos and pics ! I saw Villa D'este plenty of years ago, it is in fact the best day-excursion from Rome !

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2003 at 9:52 PM

    Fantastic pages of Tivoli with a combination of excellent photography and great narration. I enjoyed it all, especially the restaurant tip and the travelogues.

  • George_Arba's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2003 at 9:58 PM

    Your Tivoli page can bring you for some moments in different marvelous world!

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