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Tivoli(tē`vōlē), 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'EsteVilla d'Este
, name of two famous villas in Italy. One lies near Tivoli, c.20 mi (30 km) E of Rome. Built in 1550 by Pirro Ligorio for Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, it is decorated with paintings and statues and is surrounded by one of the most beautiful Renaissance gardens in
..... Click the link for more information. . 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.
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.
REFERENCECoffin, D. R. The Villa d’Este at Tivoli. Princeton, N. J., 1960.
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.