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Tivoli

Tivoli (tēˈvōlē), Lat. Tibur, city (1991 pop. 52,372), in Latium, central Italy, on the Aniene River. An important tourist center, the city is beautifully situated on a terrace dominating nearby Rome and the plain to the sea. It is celebrated for the waterfalls formed there by the Aniene and for the Villa d'Este. An old settlement, Tivoli was conquered by Rome in the 4th cent. B.C. and became a favorite summer resort under the Empire. There are ruins of several Roman villas, notably that of Emperor Hadrian, and the well-preserved Temple of Vesta, which is now a church. The city also has a cathedral (12th cent; rebuilt 17th–18th cent.), with a fine Romanesque campanile.
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Tivoli

 

a city in central Italy in the Latium region, in the Sabini mountains near Rome. Population, 38,400 (1966). There are paper and rubber industries, as well as wine-making. The city is a center of tourism.

Tivoli has been known since the fourth century B.C. Architectural remains include a temple of Vesta or of the Sibyl (second to first centuries B.C.), the villa of Maecenas (first century B.C.), and the Villa d’Este (1550–72; architect P. Ligorio) with its park and cascading fountains. Hadrian’s Villa (A.D. 125–135) is located near Tivoli. The villa’s museum of antiquities now houses a collection of archaeological finds.

REFERENCE

Coffin, D. R. The Villa d’Este at Tivoli. Princeton, N. J., 1960.

Tivoli

 

a cascading waterfall in Italy on the Aniene River, a tributary of the Tiber. Its total height is 160 m. Rushing down the central Apennine slope, the waterfall forms travertine terraces. There is a hydroelectric power plant at the waterfall, and the city of Tivoli is located nearby. The site is a tourist attraction.

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Tivoli

a town in central Italy, east of Rome: a summer resort in Roman times; contains the Renaissance Villa d'Este and the remains of Hadrian's Villa. Pop.: 49 342 (2001)
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Tibur is beautiful, too, and the orchard slopes, and the Anio Falling, falling yet, to the ancient lyrical cadence; Tibur and Anio's tide; and cool from Lucretilis ever, With the Digentian stream, and with the Bandusian fountain, Folded in Sabine recesses, the valley and villa of Horace:-- So not seeing I sung; so seeing and listening say I.
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In early times the exiled Roman did not need to go far into exile and could find a new home without leaving Latium, in cities such as Tibur, Praeneste, Lavinium and Ardea, or he could go to the Latin colonies.