"Old and new........" Tivoli Off The Beaten Path Tip by leics

Tivoli Off The Beaten Path: 20 reviews and 24 photos

  Ancient wall against newer one
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  • Ancient wall against newer one - Tivoli
      Ancient wall against newer one
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  • Some rustication emerging......... - Tivoli
      Some rustication emerging.........
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  • Building on top........ - Tivoli
      Building on top........
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  • Ancient alleyway - Tivoli
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Tivoli was a favoured place for ancient Romans to retire to (and for the wealthy to have summer villas) , and continued to be so during the Renaissance.

Thus, as with all Italian towns and cities which have millennia of occupation behind them, you can see evidence of the past melding into more recent times. Italians seem to have been happy to build on top of or next to existing structures, or to incorporate them into newer buildings rather than entirely clear the site. Which is very, very good.

Tivoli is a pleasant place for a wander anyway, so keep your eyes open as you do. You'll see the past emerging in all sorts of unlikely places...........

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  • Written Apr 6, 2008
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