Images: Parco Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli Italy, Susan Wright Photographer Italy

Parco Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli, Italy

This week I joined a friend for a spontaneous ‘Gita fuori porta’ or day trip outside the city walls of Rome to the beautiful hilltop town of Tivoli, just a 40 minute train ride from Roma Termini station.

The town once called Tibur by the ancient Romans, is a popular tourist destination for the magnificent gardens and water cascades of Villa d’ Este and for the ancient site of Villa Adriana, but few tourists venture to the dramatic parklands and ancient acropolis of Parco Villa Gregoriana.

Images Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli, Italy, Susan Wright Photographer Itayl
Tempio di Vesta of Parco Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli, Italy
Images Parco Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli Italy, Susan Wright Photographer Italy
Mollis tunnel, of Parco Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli, Italy
Images: Parco Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli Italy,
Waterfall in the ‘Grotta delle Sirene’ of Mermaids’ Cave, Parco Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli, Italy
Images: Parco Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli Italy, Susan Wright Photographer
Walking tracks in the Parco Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli, Italy
Images: Parco Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli Italy,  Susan Wright Photographer Italy
The ancient acropolis overlooking the Aniene Valley, in the Parco Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli, Italy

Named after Pope Gregory XVI after he commissioned repair works from 1835, Parco Villa Gregoriana in the dramatic Aniene River Valley, consists of dense woodlands, waterfalls, caves, tunnels and sweeping views over the valley and beyond.

Images: Parco Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli Italy,  Susan Wright Photographer Italy
Tempio di Vesta of Parco Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli, Italy
Images: Parco Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli Italy,
Waterfalls, Mermaids’ Cave, Neptune’s Cave and the Temple of Vesta and of Sibilla, Parco Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli, Italy
Images: Parco Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli Italy, Susan Wright Photographer Italy
Tempio di Vesta of Parco Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli, Italy

For more images of Parco Villa Gregoriana, Villa d’ Este and Villa Adriana, follow the link here to my Online Image Collection. All images available for licensing.

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Susan Wright is an editorial, lifestyle and travel photographer with 30 years experience as a professional photographer, based in Italy and Australia.

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