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Tivoli – A Small Italian Paradise – Rome Day Trip

Tivoli is a small and ancient Italian town in Lazio, about 30 km from Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river, where it issues from the Sabine hills. There are breathtaking views out over the Roman Campagna. And that is saying much, considering the spectacular beauty and lush design of wonderful, sprawling Italian villa gardens. According to UNESCO, more than half the world’s historical and artistic heritage is in Italy. Do not miss the chance to discover one of the best of them. The spring time is already here, take an opportunity to discover what is there behind the walls of glorious capital of Italy.

Originally known as Tibur, the town of Tivoli was a resort for wealthy Romans around the 1st century BC. The area contains a lot of remains of aqueducts, mausolea, and Roman villas including those of Hadrian’s Villa, as well as the renaissance Villa D’Este with its famous gardens. In the Roam times, Tivoli used to be the most famous trading centers in ancient Italy. In addition, it used to be the famous resort of nobile Romans, medieval feudal barons and the Pope. Tivoli gives you a chance not only to take a closer look at Italian history but also to stay in a mini paradise of the nature that only some of the outskirts might offer.

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Without a doubt Tivoli with its amazing gardens will stay in your mind for a long time. Hours of delightful exploration, fish pool, fabulous statuary and millions of pathways leading you on… Furthermore, take at least a moment to enjoy a mystical Fountain of the Dragon. It is an architectural miracle and inseparable assessor of that time villas. In ancient time water was considered to be a key element, bringing the wellness and tranquility. Take some time to relax while walking along the Avenue of the Hundred Fountains. Freshness of spring is guaranteed.

There is plenty to occupy the visitor in Tivoli for a day, however, the two most famous villas cannot be excluded for any reasons. Gardens have been inspiring many generations. As a result, Tivoli’s reputation as a stylish and beautiful resort and the fame of the gardens of the Villa d’Este have inspired other sites named Tivoli all over the world. Visit Tivoli and you will definitely find out why! Dive into the sound of nature in Tivoli.

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Macro Future Rome : Digital Life

Macro Future is the second part of the Romes Museum of Contemporary Art, located in Testaccio which can be found in the southern part of the city centre close to the Eastern bank of the Tiber. The building it self is located in a former slaughter house designed in the 19th century and is one of Romes most important industrial era buildings.
The current exhibition at macro future is Digital Life; Enpower your Senses, the overall aim of which is to use a combination of digital arts in a search for new expressions and possibilities. Digital life has a diverse international body of artist involved and several of the works are world or european premieres with the others all being displayed in italy for the first time.

Of the 12 installations on display 3 of the most impressive are;

LIFE-fluid, invisible, inaudible (2008 re worked for this exhibition) by Japanese artists Ryuichi Sakamoto and Shiro Takatani. This has a very celestial other worldly feel.

The second is Ondulation (2002) by Emmanuel Madan and Thomas McIntosh with Mikko Hynninen. In this instalation riples in a thin layer of water are created by sound vibrations and also inlfunce projected images making it a turley multi-sensory experience.

The final one is Matrix II (2000) by Erwin Redl where a series of LED’s are used to create a grid of green lights within the space that receed in all directions as though all the surfaces where mirrored.

The exhibition costs €6 and is open from 4pm till midnight and can be reached from Termi by taking line B(LAURENTINA) for 4 stops and getting off at stop Piramide. Then walking 50 metres to CAVE ARDEATINE (MB) and taking Line No 719 (CANDONI/RIMESSA ATAC) for 3 stops and getting off at stop GALVANI/ZABAGLIA then walking 200 metres to piazza Orazio Giustiniani, 4 .

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