Discover Viterbo, an ancient city surrounded by medieval walls. Stroll down San Pellegrino district and immerse yourself in its rich history. Grab a scoop of gelato while you drink the best espresso on one of its enchanting squares. Viterbo has a few palaces that will leave you in awe, including the Papal Palace. It’s also known for its many local food establishments. You’ll have the opportunity to try authentic Italian pasta, extra virgin olive oil, amazing cheeses, and homemade specialties made from artichokes and mushrooms. It is indeed one of Italy’s most sought out dream destinations.
Orvieto isknown for its stunning Cathedral and significant cultural heritage, is built on a tufa hill and is an example of integration between nature and human work. The consciousness of this connection is written on the inscription situated on the well of St. Patrick which tells “quod natura munimento inviderat industria adiecit” (what nature denied for its defence, was made by the human activity). Orvieto has a unique history that dates back to over several million years ago. Learn about the origins of the city, its ancient inhabitants, and the special characteristics that make it a magical place to visit today. The visit starts from the Duomo and goes on to the Rocca. Walking down Corso Cavour, after a stop in the ancient shops, we arrive in Piazza del Popolo, with the enchanting Palazzo del Popolo and Palazzi Papali. During your visit, don’t forget to have a stop in one of the picturesque restaurants to taste the gastronomic flavours of this land.
Civita Bagnoregio is a picturesque village perched high on tuffaceous hill in the middle of a desolated landslide-prone valley. Accessable only by a narrow 300 mt footbridge, it commands a unique surrealistic view over the surrounding area that is slowly succumbing to the ravages of time – the result of continuous erosion that makes the tufa rock become thinner and thinner on an unstable layer of clay and sand altered by wind and rain. Civita di Bagnoregio is a place of deep rare beauty, an enchanted place, where time seems to have stopped. Etruscan and Roman heritages, medieval doors and Renaissance decorations are the ancient aspect of Balneum Regis (Bath of the King) – the legend tells that the Longobard King Desiderio used the local spa to treat a serious disease – the town changed its name into Bagnorea, and finally into Bagnoregio. The complete absence of cars makes the atmosphere inside Civita even more unreal. Each lane and footpath hold a surprise. Ivy drapes over arches and scrambles up walls; potted flowers parade across balconies. One of the most important heritage of the past is the Romanic bell tower of the Church of San Donato, situated in the homonymous square.