The mysterious Etruscan civilization developed here, in the vast Tuscia area, which incorporates Viterbo (50 minutes from Rome) and extends all the way to the border with Tuscany and Umbria.
Tuscia is the perfect destination for a wide variety of holidays. It is home to a wealth of hilltop villages, including the unmissable strong>Civita di Bagnoregio and Calcata, as well as picturesque towns such as Acquapendente, Soriano nel Cimino and Montalto Di Castro. Visitors can explore the most important Etruscan necropolises here, including the ones in Tarquinia and Sutri, alongside abbeys, mediaeval churches, castles, villas and museums. Other important locations include Lake Bolsena, Lake Vico and the Gardens of Bomarzo with their monsters.
What is more, during summer it is well worth visiting the seaside resorts on the coast and the spa town of Viterbo. However, Tuscia is not just a place to visit for its history and culture. It is also home to mouthwatering food and wine, attracting countless tourists thanks to its genuine recipes, cold meats, cheeses and DOC wines, including Gradoli and the famous Est! Est!! Est!!! from Montefiascone.
Brave the monsters at the Gardens of Bomarzo
Dive into the volcanic lakes of Bolsena, Vico, Bracciano and Martignano
Become one with nature in the numerous nature reserves in the Tuscia area
Relax like a king at the Terme dei Papi spa
Watch the Macchina di Santa Rosa procession in Viterbo
Stroll through the streets and alleys of Civita di Bagnoregio, the dying city
Admire the gardens of the stately homes
Explore the mediaeval village of Tarquinia
Enjoy an excellent meal of spit-roasted pork and acquacotta
Visit the Papal Palace in Viterbo and the historic city centre