Tempio della Tosse Tivoli

Tempio della Tosse Tivoli
Tempio della Tosse

The Tempio della Tosse is a Roman building in a secluded spot surrounded by vineyards outside the center of Tivoli. The original purpose of the monument is not known.

History Tempio della Tosse

Since the monument was never completed, even its designation as a temple is not certain. Other theories claim that the building may have either been the atrium of an ultimately unfinished villa or a cemetery of the Tuscia family.

A final hypothesis, that it may have been a nymphaeum, has been rejected because no water pipes have been found leading to the building.

In the 10th century, the monument was converted into a church and dedicated to Santa Maria di Porta Scura. To accomplish this, building material from the nearby Santuario di Ercole Vincitore was used.

Practical information

Address: Strada degli Orti, 18-34 – 00019 – Tivoli. The temple is closed to the public and can only be viewed from the outside.

Strada degli Orti, 18-34 – 00019 – Tivoli