Tempio della Tosse Tivoli

The Tempio della Tosse is a Roman building outside the center of Tivoli. The original purpose of the monument is not known.

Tempio della Tosse Tivoli

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Tempio della Tosse Tivoli
Tempio della Tosse

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

History and description

The Tempio della Tosse is located in a secluded spot surrounded by vineyards outside the center of Tivoli. Since the monument was never completed, its designation as a temple is not certain. Other theories claim that the building may have 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 there were no water pipes 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.

Strada degli Orti, 18-34 – 00019 – Tivoli

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