We drove to Tivoli from Positano. On the way, we stopped off at an Autogrill one of the service stations on the Autostrada. The food here is surprisingly good considered it is a service station and reasonably priced too.
Once we got to Tivoli. We parked up just outside of the town as the town is cordoned off to local traffic and you could get a large fine by driving through it. There is a large car park just before the local traffic zone starts. The price of parking was reasonable at €1 per 3 hours. There were many cars in the car park both day and night so it seems relatively safe.
In the afternoon we went to the Villa D’est gardens which were stunning.
There are waterfalls, fountains and streams everywhere you look in the park but the main water feature is the large fountain in the middle of the park.
The park is so quiet and tranquil. Great for an afternoon walk.
Inside the villa are rooms of ornately decorated walls and ceilings. I’m not sure the history of the building as we didn’t take a guided tour but you can do if you wish.
We also had a walk around Tivoli town after the park. The beautiful buildings almost look derelict in areas but I think it adds to the old town charm. The town is only small so only an hour or so is needed before you have seen all of it.
For dinner we went to a restaurant close to the out off town car park and about a 5 minute walk from our apartment. The town is super small so everything is in easy walking distance.
The restaurant called Ristorante Alfredo alla Scaletta, and the food was typical old school Italian cooking. No fancities just what looked to be the family’s mum in the kitchen cooking up delicious food and an open fire on the back wall of the restaurant used to grill the meats. I had the pasta of the house and my husband had the steak. Both we devoured it all.
The town is gorgeous at night. Lit up and looked so charming.
We headed to bed early as the following day we had a 5 hour drive back up north to the Cinque Terre.