San Lorenzo Martire Cathedral Tivoli

San Lorenzo Martire Cathedral Tivoli
Bell tower

The San Lorenzo Martire Cathedral of Tivoli was built in the 5th century on the city’s ancient Foro Tiburtino. It is located but a short walk from the Villa d’Este in the city center.

History and Description

The San Lorenzo Martire Cathedral is the most important church in Tivoli. According to legend, the church was commissioned by Emperor Constantine on the ancient forum.

Its current appearance is the result of a rebuilding commissioned by Cardinal Giulio Roma in 1635. The original apse, however, has been preserved.

The Baroque façade has a portico with three arches. The church consists of a single nave with a number of side chapels.

The Romanesque bell tower is 45 meters high.

What to see

The recently restored wooden “Deposition” in the 4th chapel on the right dates back to the 13th century.

A reliquary from the 14th century, made with the repoussé technique, where a metal plate is hammered from the reverse side to show a low relief design.

The 12th century “Triptych of the Redeemer” shows Christ, Mary and the Apostle John.

Address, opening hours and entrance fee

Address: Piazza del Duomo – 00019 – Tivoli (tel. +39 +39 0774 317192). Opening hours: Unknown. Entrance fee: Free.

Piazza del Duomo – 00019 – Tivoli

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