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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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Mensa Ponderaria

Near the Duomo we can find the Mensa Ponderaria (1st Century BC), an ancient Roman site for traders' use (a bench for weights and measures).
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Sanctuary of Hercules Victor

The Sanctuary of Hercules Victor was devoted to the protecting god of Tibur. It is considered one of the most beautiful places in Tivoli.
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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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