Tuscia (OLD)

Italy, Once upon a Time...

Wonderfully rich in natural, archaeological, and artistic treasures, the sub-region of Tuscia is hardly explored even by many Italians. But the very fact that it is little known outside of its immediate surroundings has reinforced its appeal to visitors who seek an ambience that recalls Italy once upon a time. From mysterious Etruscan monuments to fabulous Renaissance villas and gardens to villages perched precariously on on rocks, Tuscia offers an exciting yet tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of Rome just a short drive away.

Pick from the suggestions below to construct your personal trip:

Suggestions
Duration/h

Viterbo guided walk, visit to private olive press and war museum, with lunch. Leisurely. Overnight in Viterbo

4

Full day Beech Forest walk with lunch and visit to hermitage of San Girolamo.
Moderately active, hiking shoes recommended. Overnight in Viterbo

7

Soriano di Cimino, guided walk with visit to Castello Orsini. Leisurely. Overnight in Viterbo or Soriano

3

Vetralla full-day guided to olive farm and press, with olive oil tasting and lunch. Best mid- October to mid-November. Leisurely. Overnight in Viterbo

7

Guided visit to Tarquinia town and nearby Etruscan tombs with lunch. Leisurely. Overnight in Viterbo or Tarquinia

5

Guided visit to monumental Etruscan tombs of Cerveteri, with lunch.
Leisurely. Overnight in Tarquinia

5

Guided visit to Archeaological Park of Vulci, with lunch. This park offers both a nature reserve with plentiful local wildlife as well as Etruscan remains and Medieval buildings. Various short optional walking routes make a total of about 4.5km of leisurely exporation.
Overnight in Tarquinia

7

Guided visit to one or more Renaissance villas (Villa Lante, Palazzo Farnese di Caprarola, etc), with lunch. Overnight in Viterbo

4-7

Guided visit to Parco dei Mostri at Bormarzo. Overnight in Viterbo

4

Guided walk through the forest around Bormarzo featuring hidden Etruscan, Roman and medieval remains. Moderately active, hiking shoes recommended. Overnight in Viterbo

3

Excursion to Civita di Bagnoregio and Lake Bolsena (no guide). Leisurely, but much uphill and downhill walking at Civita di Bagnoregio, good walking shoes recommended. Overnight in Viterbo or Bolsena

5

Excursion around lakes Bolsena and Vico (no guide) Leisurely, but some uphill and downhill walking, good walking shoes recommended. Overnight in Viterbo or Bolsena

5

Excursion to Calcata (no guide), formerly abandoned medieval hill-village now occupied by artists and bohemian types, with short stopover at the waterfalls of Monte Gelato.
Overnight in Viterbo

4

Thermal springs and spas around Viterbo. Various treatments available, or just enjoy soaking in hot spring water. Overnight in Viterbo

2-5

Private cooking lesson with lunch, various local dishes to select from, such as acquacotta, coratella con Carciofi, etc. Available at various locations

4

Please indicate:

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(please see notes below)

  1. Price is estimated based on a group of 4 person sharing two double or twin rooms.
  2. Final price will vary depending on the number of persons within a group, type and category of accommodation, sleeping arrangements, and the type and extent of transport and other services involved.
Additional Notes
  1. All trips are customised upon discussion of the selected activities. 
  2. Final trip arrangement includes a full documentation of your trip that includes a detailed trip programme, restaurant recommendations, practical information, and listings for related services.
  3. Final price will vary depending on the number of persons within a group, type and category of accommodation, sleeping arrangements, and the type and extent of transport and other services involved.
  4. Excursions and visits are accompanied either by a local specialist guide and/or chauffeur, but you may also request a tour leader to accompany the group for the entire length of your stay for an additional fee.
  5. All included meals will be in family-run trattorie or smaller restaurants serving local cuisine. Mineral water is included, while soft drinks, wines and other beverages are to be paid for separately. 
  6. All travellers are strongly urged to follow the precautions against risk of Covid-19 infection while travelling, as explained in this page.
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