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Rocca Pia


Rocca Pia is a historical symbol of Tivoli that stands a few steps from Piazza Garibaldi and the modern sculpture by Arnaldo Pomodoro. Pope Pius II Piccolomini built it in 1461 on top of a hill to control the city from above and to avoid any popular uprisings. The fortress has a square structure with four round towers of different heights, the highest reaches 36.50 meters at the same level of the Roman amphitheatre (second century AD) also known as the Amphitheatre Bleso.

In the past Rocca Pia was accessed through a drawbridge, then in the nineteenth century it was used as a district prison, and has remained so until 1960.
Today this structure is closed to the public and is waiting for a new destination.


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