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Routes in Tuscia

Villas and castles

Remarkable historic towns of Tuscania (partially restored after the earthquake of 1971), Civita di Bagnoregio (connecting with the “mainland” by a suspension bridge over the Calanchi Valley), Calcata, which has become the residence of artists from around the world.
Tuscia is full of palaces, monuments which can only confirm the past glories of the ancient Families. Among the most important there are : Villa Lante in Bagnaia, Villa Farnese in Caprarola and the Monster Park at Bomarzo, three surprises from the late Renaissance with gardens, fountains, frescoes and sculptures.

The Historic Places

Rich and powerful Tarquinia offers the charm of its medieval old town, with buildings finished with architectural and uncontaminated views. Vitelleschi palace, the Palazzo dei Priori, the town council building and many other private residences from which it seems, at any moment appear Dante Alighieri, who described the Maremma with its Cecina and Corneto borders: Corneto was the name of the medieval Tarquinia.
In Viterbo: aristocratic palaces (of Priors, Popes, Farnese, Poscia, Gatti), the medieval quarter of San Pellegrino, several artistic fountains, churches from various historical periods, a museum with numerous masterpieces (the “Pietà” Sebastiano del Piombo) and well preserved wall dating from the beginning of the Mille.

The places of faith

The Romanesque churches of Tuscania (San Pietro and Santa Maria Maggiore) are admirable, masterpieces of early Christian art. Impressive, near Viterbo, the abbey church of San Martino al Cimino dating back to the Cistercians of Pontigny; the austere medieval churches of Viterbo (San Sisto, San Giovanni in Zoccoli and Santa Maria Nuova, above all) and those of San Flaviano in Montefiascone, Santa Maria in Castello in Tarquinia and San Francesco in Vetralla.
Refined the Renaissance Sanctuary of the Madonna della Quercia (2 km from Viterbo). The cosmatesque portico of the Cathedral of Civitacastellana is unequaled. To venerate: Santa Rosa and San Crispino (Viterbo), Santa Cristina (Bolsena), San Bonaventura (Bagnoregio), the Madonna ad Rupes (Castel Sant’Elia) and the Holy Sepulcher (Acquapendente).


First of all: Tarquinia the Etruscan necropolis is a World Heritage Site for its wall paintings (VI-III century BC.), Showing scenes of the deceased’s life: hunting, banquets, dance, games, animals and representations of the afterlife with Demons winged figures that anticipate the mythological pantheon of ancient Rome. The beautiful National Etruscan Museum, within Vitelleschi palace, keeps intact jewels, everyday objects, sarcophagi painted vases. In Tuscania you can see the sarcophagi of Curunas (IV-II cent. BC) and in Vulci the bronzes.
The necropolis of Blera, Barbarano Romano, Norchia and Castel d’Asso: the tuff graves are often surrounded by thick vegetation. Notable In Ferento (near Viterbo) the ruins of the Roman theater and Faleri Novi (Fabrica di Roma) the Cyclopean walls of the town destroyed and abducted during the Middle Ages.


Viterbo is also known for its thermal waters spring called Bullicame.

Landscape and Country

Important agricultural production with more than 1,000 companies certified BIO: vegetables, fruits, cereals, honey, wine: to be tasted at our restaurant or buy for friends.
In the Lazio region: golden fields, olive groves and vineyards to the foot of Vulsini and Cimini hills with Bolsena and Vico lakes. The Valley of the Calanchi offers a wonderful view over the landscape (Civita di Bagnoregio).

Curiosity and events

The Tuscia is a land of ancient traditions: on Easter Sunday the Procession of Christ, with the statue of Christ brought through the streets of Tarquinia. Ferragosto: fireworks and the procession on the sea where the statue of Madonna glides on a boat.
At Viterbo, on September 3rd , one hundred porters carrying on their shoulders through the streets of the city the “Machine of Santa Rosa”, a thirty meters tower, over five tons weight, lit by a thousand little flames on which stands the statue of the saint. Even the Machine of Santa Rosa was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.