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The Tivoli you don't expect

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Bleso Amphitheatre

The ancient Roman amphitheatre of Tivoli, also known as the Bleso Amphitheatre, dates from the second century of the imperial age. It could accommodate up to 2,000 spectators. According to some researchers, close to this extraordinary testimony of the magnificence of Rome, there was also the Schola Gladiatorum, but there are no traces of it.

The historic amphitheatre, located near Piazza Garibaldi, was discovered in 1948 during some works for the construction of a highway. Today we can only admire the ruins. In fact, the original structure was destroyed during the construction of the Rocca Pia, commissioned by Pope Pius II Piccolomini as a defence against attackers.

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The Temple of the Sybil

The Temple of the Sibyl is located near the highest point of the acropolis of Tibur Superbum, today's Tivoli, and is considered one of the most important archaeological sites of the city.
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Anio Novus Aqueduct

The Anio Novus Aqueduct was started by Emperor Caligula in 38 AD. Many ruins of this aqueduct can be seen along the Via Empolitana in Tivoli.
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Mausoleum of Plauzi

The Mausoleum of Plauzi, together with the Lucano Bridge, formed the access to the ancient Tibur Superbum. It is one of the most important archaeological sites of Tivoli.
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