Historic Town of Tivoli Explored
Tivoli is a lovely place with abundant cultural, historical, and natural resources, of the greater metropolitan area of Rome in the region of Lazio. Despite its small size and close proximity to the eternal city, Tivoli actually has a great range of fantastic attractions and sites and is a great place to visit. Last year I visited this ancient place and explored the villas in the town,
History of the town
Tivoli was founded in Roman times and was an important settlement during the reign of Emperor Hadrian due to its strategic location on the River Aniene.
The palace and the gardens of Villa d’Este in Tivoli, in the centre of Italy, were layed out by Pirro Ligorio (1500-1583) on behalf of Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este of Ferrara (1509-1572), who, after being named governor of Tivoli in 1550, desired the realization of a palace adequate to his new status. The ensemble composed of the palace and gardens forms an uneven quadrilateral and covers an area of about 4.5 ha.