Villa Manni in Ciciliano
Casa Manni it is a historical one place of residence built over the ancient baths site in the archaeological park di Trebula Suffenàs. The complex stands on a hill at 600 meters above sea level on the slopes of the hill on which it stands Sambuci, in the locality of Ospedale Santa Maria Maddalena, south-west of the Passo della Fortuna, on the right of Via Empolitana (Km 13.200 da Tivoli).
The historic center ofancient Roman city di Trebula Suffenàs, remains embedded in a scrub of oaks and holm oaks and extends for about 4 hectares along a land entirely built terracing. The archaeological park includes a forum, administrative offices, baths, three Roman basalt streets, mosaics and the remains of a lives perfectly preserved.
The story of Villa Manni
The discovery of the remains of the ancient city of Trebula Suffenas, starting from '48, is due to the strong passion for antiquity and the territory of Corrado Manni, author of the earthworks for the construction of the villa in Sambuci, along the Via Empolitana, to the east of Tivoli, between the Ruffi and Prenestini mountains.
The remarkable archaeological findings of what turned out to be the heart of the town, thanks to the studies of Franco Sciarretta in the 70 years, they are enclosed in the garden set on a slight slope near the pass of the Fortuna, a crossroads of fundamental importance for the ancient routes of transhumance and for connections with Tibur (Tivoli) e Praeneste (Palestrina) and then with Rome.
Founded by Suffenates, Trebula was conquered by the Romans at the end of 4th century a. C. and at the beginning of the first century a. C. was elected to the Town Hall and grew in importance, protected by the noble family of the Silvani plautii who boasted close relations with the imperial family of Augusto.
Wide stretches of streets, a paved square limited by a square work wall (probably the Forum) and a series of buildings relevant to one domus datable between lRepublican age and the end ofEmpire, are preserved and now visible next to the structures of a thermal complex consisting of a series of rooms, the most important of which is an apsidal hall whose walls were covered in marble and the floor, mosaic white-black, it was decorated with mythological scenes and sea monsters; one of his lines was detached and placed in front of the fountain of Proserpina di Villa d'Este in Tivoli.
With antique taste and in line with the style of the moment, a copious number of archaeological materials were set in the modern walls that make the place extraordinary and frame the remains still in situ that the Manni family, with Valeria, before and Francesca today, he has treated and valued with commitment and affection.
The park is now open to the public for the visit to Trebula, in order to give back to the territory the most important testimony of its roots, a strong point for its future economic and cultural development, with the hope that they can resume research around to this vast and very important archaeological site.
Guided tours of the archaeological park
The center of the ancient Roman city of Trebula Suffenàs it covers about 4 hectares along an entirely terraced land. The archaeological park includes a forum, administrative offices, baths, three streets of Roman basalt, mosaics and the remains of a perfectly preserved temple. It is possible to carry out tours and guided tours of the archaeological park.
Private events and weddings
Trebula Suffenas is the ideal place to celebrate private events and charming weddings. In a unique context you will be able to celebrate your wedding civil or religious ceremony in the romantic chapel of St. Mary Magdalene next to the location.