Tempio della Sibilla
Tempio della Sibilla
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KTGP
Adelaide, Australia5,873 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
There are two temples side by side, the Round Temple and the Rectangular Temple. No-one knows who they are dedicated to, with experts suggesting the following possibilities for both temples - Albunea the Tiburtine Sybil, Hercules, Vesta and Tiburnus.

The Round Temple was built around 100BC. Originally there were 18 columns but only 10 remain. During the Middle Ages it was converted into a church, Santa Maria della Rotonda, nothing remains of the church, due to restoration in the 19th century. Although the name is unlcear, it is commonly referred to as Temple of Vesta and Temple of Sybil. Sir John Soane was so impressed with this temple, when he designed the Bank of England, London, this was used as inspiration, sadly not much remains of the bank but a portion with columns and capitals can be seen on “Tivoli Corner”, (intersection of Lothbury St & Princes St).

The Rectangular Temple built around 150BC, is referred to as Temple of the Sybil and Temple of Tiburnus. During the Middle Ages this was converted into a church, San Giorgio, nothing remains of the church, due to 19th century restoration.

It is easy to see why artists and architects, have been inspired by the charming Temple of Vesta/Sybil, sitting perched up high with great views over the town, it does make a pretty picture. Shame there is a restaurant so close to the temple, seeing one side of it requires weaving in out of tables and chairs, which is fine if there are no patrons. Dates of temples are from information board at the site.
Written October 7, 2016
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Raffaele M
Sydney, Australia220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
The Temple is a simple and small structure perched dramatically above the falls of Parco Gregoriano. It is quite striking seeing this structure as you make your way around the park. Not so impressive as a structure. Recommend the eponymous restaurant next door to the ruins
Written April 21, 2013
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Gram31211
Macon, GA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
This small ruin and accompanying temple are two of the oldest sites in Italian history, predating Rome as a regional power and reaching back to the time when Greek culture pervaded parts of the Italian peninsula. These are two small but powerful reminders of how old our Western culture is, and if you take a few minutes to drink this in, as well as their relationship to the waterfalls and river beside them, you can get a glimpse of a very long-lost pagan time.
Written April 7, 2018
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,635 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
This is one of two local jewels of Ancient Rome. Best viewing from the Villa Gregoriana Park or from one of the two restaurants by the park. Sybil was a prophetess who predicted the birth of Christ
Written October 31, 2017
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Michaela
El Dorado Hills, CA1,506 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
This beautiful round temple is next to our favorite restaurant of this trip, Sibilla. The temple and the views of the gorge, waterfalls and mountain side are stunning. Finding the very authentic town of Tivoli and also this beautiful vantage point was a highlight of our trip to Italy!
Written October 2, 2017
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JonM
Sunrise Beach, Australia30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
Well positioned at an easy walk fromTivoli's medieval quarter. Nothing spectacular but an intriguing piece of ancient architecture. Suggest you visit while eating out at Sibilla or at the beginning of your trek through the Parco Georgiana to see the waterfalls.
Written September 18, 2015
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DebsGardens
London, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
This is one of the most wonderful Sublime gardens and at the top sits the ancient Temple of the Sibyl. Go with a few hours and converse on your feet! Caverns, caves, waterfalls and rocky paths wind down and up in this amazing landscape. On our last visit the cafe had closed. Next to the temple is a restaurant with amazing view the Sybilla. I've eaten there twice and the second was vastly disappointing. The staff were almost rude and it seems they are relying on the view instead of the food and service - it is not a cheap place to eat so one would expect more.
Written April 8, 2015
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Jill K
Champlin, MN25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Don't go just to see this however if you are coming out of Gregorian park you must stop and see the remains of this ancient temple.
Written June 1, 2014
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6,692 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
Out of the parc of villa Gregoriana is Tempio della Sibilia, in a splendid renovation with a great view, also a must to sea in Tivoli
Written August 31, 2019
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Buoyant130
Melbourne, Australia79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
There are two Roman structures here, the circular temple and a rectangular structure. The latter is largely just a shell, while the former has a bit more to it. You can't enter either, your only opportunity to view is from outside. You'll see it all in about 10 minutes. However they are a nice enough way to end a walk through Villa Gregoriana. Probably more of a highlight is the views the temple affords back over Villa Gregoriana.
Written July 3, 2019
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