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Tivoli, Italy

Tivoli (population 55,000) is an ancient Italian town some 20 km from Rome (Latium), along the Aniene[?].

During the Roman Age, named Tibur, it gained a certain importance, also being on the way that Romans had to follow to the mountain regions on the Apennines[?].

It became a residential area and was enriched by Roman villas like Villa Adriana[?] (Hadrian's Villa).

It is the most important center for the production of Travertine, a particular white calcium carbonate rock which most of Roman monuments were made of.

External links

  • Tivoli's monuments (http://www.comune.tivoli.rm.it/04Cultura/Guida_fotografica_inglese.htm)



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