Villa Ripoli is located in the breath-taking and culturally rich Tivoli.
Tivoli's worldwide fame rests on two architectural masterpieces: Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana. Building work on Villa Adriana commenced in 117 AD. The villa was created to provide a sumptuous imperial residence, far from the crowds and heat of Rome, for Emperor Hadrian. The ruins of the immense villa tell the story of both the emperor, who personally supervised its construction, and his court.
The other man to have left his mark on Tivoli was Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, son of Lucrezia Borgia. It was he who commissioned the building of Villa d'Este and the property's magnificent 35,000 sq. m mannerist garden which, with its many fountains, constitutes one of Italy's most important tourist attractions. The demolition of an entire quarter of Tivoli was necessary to allow for its construction.
Villa d'Este is situated right in the medieval center of Tivoli next to the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Not far from there lies Piazza del Duomo with the town's most important house of worship, the Duomo di Tivoli. Rebuilt in the 17th century, the cathedral stands side by side with an ancient 12th century bell tower, the Rocca Pia. The tower was built in the 15th century by Pope Pious II to defend the city from attack.
- Hikes/walking paths in the local hills (Tivoli)
- Horse back riding (Tivoli)
- Sulphurous and Hypothermal Baths (Bagni di Tivoli)
- Paragliding (Tivoli)
- Several excellent local restaurants (Tivoli)
- Tivoli (nearest village with shops) 2 miles (3.5 Km)
- Rome 18 miles (30 Km)
- Perugia 100 miles (160 km)
- Naples 125 miles (200 km)
- Florence 160 miles (260 km)