Thematic Routes - Some of our Proposals
The Etruscans between Painting and Architecture:
Tarquinia and Cerveteri an example of the Etruscan necropolis (known as Monterozzi) and Unesco heritage, with splendid fresco painted in the tombs and precious funerary objects preserved mainly in the National Archaeological Museum of Tarquinia, located in Palazzo Vitelleschi.
Cerveteri, a fantastic necropolis with fantastic necropolis with burial mounds and nut, especially for the architecture.
Tarquinia and Vulci: the necropolis of Monterozzi one of the largest cemeteries of the Etruscan civilization and the remains of the city of Vulci with doors, main street (known as decumanus), honorary arch, private houses (named as), located along the valley of the Fiora.
Sutri: Etruscan archaeological park with an amphitheater and the roman mitreo set in an old Etruscan tomb, excavated in the tufa rock.
Nepi Civita Castellana and Falerii Novi along the route of the Via Amerina through rock tombs dating from the first century. B.C. and
II d.c. visit the necropolis of the Three Bridges, with the tomb of Queen and columbaria, the Roman city of Falerii with the door Jupiter.
It’s possible to visit the civic museum of Nepi, and / or Archaeological Museum of Civita Castellana, set up in Rocca Borgia, rich in artifacts found in the rock tombs in the area.
The Middle Ages - a step into the Past:
Viterbo: an ancient Etruscan town, Papal residence from the XIII century. It is located on the Via Francigena, it’s possible to visit Priori Palace, the Cathedral of St. Lawrence and the Papal Palace, the medieval quarter of S. Pellegrino, and the various squares decorated with fountains.
Tuscania: visit the Romanesque basilicas of St. Peter and St. Maria Maggiore dating from the eighth century -XI located near the acropolis built on the ruins of an ancient Roman settlement.
Tarquinia: the ancient "Corneto" walled and protected by defensive towers with the church of S. Maria di Castello, the town hall dating back to the XII-XIII century.
Castel St'Elia, Civita Castellana and Nepi small towns with the Catacombs of Santa Savinilla IV- V century of Nepi dug into the tufa rock, the cathedrals dating back to the IX - X century. Santa Maria Maggiore, in Civita Castellana, and that of Sant'Elia XI sec., in the little town, the characteristics decor cosmatesco with small part in mosaics, and then places of residence of the Borgia family.
Renaissance and Mannerism - Gardens and Palaces:
Caprarola - Palazzo Farnese, Residence of one of the most important families of the Renaissance period, built in the XVI sec. The history of this family is represented by the frescoes in the rooms and in the gardens of the wide park.
Bagnaia - Villa Lante: two twin buildings frame the garden with fountains that grow close to the Monti Cimini.
Bomarzo - Monster Park typical example of Mannerism, late sixteenth century., you can meet huge statues of granite, built by the Orsini family.
Lake Bolsena and Surroundings - along the Via Francigena:
Bolsena town at a beautiful volcanic lake, dominated by the Rocca Monaldeschi; you can visit the Basilica of S. Cristina, site of the miracle of the "Corpus Domini" took place in the thirteenth century.
Montefiascone linked to the legend of wine EST! EST !! EST !!!, visit the church of St. Flaviano (XIII - XIV century) with the tomb of Abbot Defuk, the Cathedral of St. Margaret and the Fortress of Popes overlooking the basin of the lake.
Civita di Bagnoregio "The dying city", charming village of ancient Etruscan origins, built on the tuff rock, characterized Palace Mazzocchi Alemanni, the Church of St. Donat and striking views of the valley of the Badlands.
Vico Lake and Surroundings - the Cimini Mountains and Forests:
Caprarola, Palazzo Farnese, the Baroque Church of St. Teresa and the village built in function of the building and the family whose property came to the shores of the lake now a nature reserve
San Martino al Cimino, ancient medieval town grew up around the 'Gothic Cistercian Abbey, reused in the seventeenth century. Pamphili Family who chose it as the place of residence.
Sutri along the Via Francigena, with the Etruscan-Roman amphitheater, the church of S. Maria del Parto housed in an antique Mitreo and the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption dating from the tenth century, adapted in the eighteenth century.