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Villa Adriana in Tivoli, News and Goings-On

Tivoli, 50 miles outside of Rome, is worth a visit. It’s where you’ll find the stunning Villa d’Este, shown above, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001. And it’s also where you’ll find the spectacular Villa Adriana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. Tour Italy Now offers excursions to Tivoli from Rome. Andiamo! Click around and marvel at these structures and inhale, albeit vicariously, the ancient past! The next best thing to being there on an Italian vacation! Other sights to visit, with links to Wikipedia, include: — Villa Gregoriana — Rocca Pia, a 15th century fortress built in 1461 under Pope Pius II to counter the urban strifes between the Colonna and Orsini. — Temple of Vesta. — Temple of “Tiburtine Sibyl” (true dedication unknown). It was built in the 2nd century BC on an artificial platform in the acropolis. Characterized by Ionic columns (only two of which […]