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A short distance from Rome was the town of Tivoli on the River Tibur, about 20 miles from Rome. During the Renaissance the town had attracted the attention of particular Popes who had erected impressive buildings there.

It was noted for its quarries where travertine stone was obtained. The same material could easily have been carved to make the fake sugar plums, also called Confetti di Tivoli, obtained by Bargrave.

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