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Perfect medieval castle

Perched on a hill just outside the city walls, the castle was built to dominate the townsfolk. It... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Hereford, United Kingdom
16th century castle dominoes Tivoli skyline

16th century castle built by Pope Pius II to help keep the unruly citizens of Tivoli in order, has... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

The old, renovated, fortress offers a grand view of the ancient grador of ​the 16th century castle built by Pope Pius II. You may climb and walk on the walls, explore the construction, visit the little museum. There is an easy access by bus, or...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2018

I love taking photos of castles, so I was quite happy and surprised to find this castle in Tivoli on the way up to the beautiful Villa d'Este. It's a beautiful castle, with four turrets, and it appears to be in good shape. It was...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Perched on a hill just outside the city walls, the castle was built to dominate the townsfolk. It looks glorious but is not open to the public! Maybe it's owing to the excavation work currently going on; it looks like a roman amphitheatre is being...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

16th century castle built by Pope Pius II to help keep the unruly citizens of Tivoli in order, has 4 turrets. Was used for many purposes over the years including as a prison until 1960. Most interesting from the outside.

2  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Imposing castle in Tivioli. Nice and well preserved. A visit to nearby Villa D Este and Temple of Sibilia is also recommended

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Quite an attractive castle when viewed from the road but not worth going out of your way to see. Not open during our visit at the end of April 2017

2  Thank vistablue
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This review has been long overdue. I did not find the subject to write my review in that time. Rocca Pia is an imposing structure, an ancient castle mounted just at a junction of the historic city of Tivoli. History said the castle was made...More

2  Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We did not went inside. During our tour to Tivoli garden, our bus stopped near to this place. So we only had an external view and some photos clicked.

1  Thank anu_mishra123
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This castle is a splendid example of military architecture of the fifteenth century. It owes its name to Pope Pius II, the "humanist pope", creator among other things of newly built city of Pienza (Tuscany). Pius II wanted to build this castle as a functional...More

3  Thank Brun066
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