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TUSCIA LANDSCAPE

Walking is a way to travel where you can take your time to enjoy the view, getting in touch with the land, feeling its vibes and the fragrances. In this part we would like to give you some advices to discover every corner of our land, following different paths that can be faced depending on your experience and in dividing the tour in several steps.

RECOMMENDED DURATION

5 days – 4 nights

PROGRAMS

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Bolsena - Montefiascone

 

The walking tour features a long section of the Francigena way, that from Bolsena will take you to Montefiascone.
During the Renaissance, the lake was considered the jewel of the papal state, and Popes use to spend their holidays here. The Francigena way marks the eastern side of the lake, so the pilgrims of all the ages used to come here on their way to Rome to freshen up by the shores.
Going out from Porta Romana, the trekking is really easy and it will lead you to the Turona Park: the name belongs to “Turan”, etruscan goddess of fertility, vitality and love, that used to live in the forest. On your way you can discover a mosaic of small properties, farmed with care, between the vineyard rows that in certain points will restrict your view to the lake also with olive branches. Be conscious that you are travelling through again the same way of the ancient travelers that will lead you to Montefiascone.

Montefiascone

You can reach Montefiascone, city located on the borders of the Volsino crater, between the Bolsena Lake and the Cassia route at the level of 640 metres. To enter the historical centre you need to cross the Aldrovandi Gate from XVIII century and you will discover the ouside of the Town Hall, dominated by a massive bell tower, the Renzi Palace, the well of Urbano V, the Santa Margherita Cathedral. Not far you will find the San Flaviano Church, one of the most beautiful Romanesque construction of the Tuscia Viterbese. You can start your journey from a suggestive section of the Francigena way that runs from the ancient flagstone of the Cassia route, where you’ll be amazed by stunning views of Montefiascone and Viterbo. If you want to treat yourself a little bit you can go to the Bagnaccio hot springs, a popular destination for pilgrims that used to walk through the Francigena Way.

Marta - Tarquinia

This walking tour features a stop by Marta, tourist centre of the Bolsena Lake, really appreciated for the beauty of the landscape and at the same time for all the comforts of a city, keeping a liveble dimension. The historical centre, a small village with medieval origins, features a web of alleys all strictly connected to each other around an octagonal tower, that probably was built with the ruinsa of the ancient Bisenzio. Suggestive is the landscape characterized by olive woods and vineyards surrounded and protected by smooth hills.

Tuscania

 

We can choose Tuscania as a starting point, city with etruscan origins, that together with the nearby Tarquinia, had a dominant role in the southern area of the Etruria. Its territory is developed on seven hills like Rome, until is reached the most extreme point where the Saint Peter’s Church is located, beautiful example of the Lombard-Romanesque style. This construction is supposed to be created by the Comacini Masters in VIII century, defining the passage between the Paleochristian and the Romanesque style. The historical centre, rebuilt after a strong earthquake, has been partly changed comparing to its original aspect, but anyway it conserves several proofs like the ancient perimetral wall. Really suggestive is the Lavello Tower area, where the time seems to have stopped.
Nearby you can discover etruscan necropolis and ruins of medieval castles that give to the city an air of mystery, where nature and archeology melt together surrounded by the colors of the fields.

Vico Matrino – Capranica – Sutri

Departing early in the morning to reach Fogliano Mountain, one of the highest with its 965 mt in the Tuscia land and enjoy a scenic view to the Vico Lake. The route passes next to high oaks, to reach the Orlando’s towers, as called for the misterious cyclopic ruins, referred to the legends of the paladin.
Continue through Capranica, to start with an impressive stretch of the Francigena way. Spend time to visit its historic centre, to be witness of the past looking at the ancient palaces.
From this point start a route of amazing beauty walking throughout hidden paths, gorges, waterways, bridges and waterfalls and arrive to Sutri.
A legend tells about the name of the town, founded by Saturn, the first king of the italian peninsula, father of all the Gods.
The Etruscan called him Sutrinas and from his name. You can take a walk in the archeological park, where you can discover the etruscan Necropolis, the Mitreo from the I century a.d., the Amphitheater, symbol of the city and the Savorelli Villa. Worthy is the Mitreo, and in the surroundings an etruscan street, where the nature, reveals something magic.

Bomarzo

 

In the surrounding of Bomarzo, you can visit the Tacchiolo forest. Here was shooted the movie by Pier Paolo Pasolini “ The Gospel according to Matthew”. An ancient route, probably with etruscan origins, leads to the Santa Cecilia Necropolis. Along the way, you will arrive to the mills area, that like stone ghosts wait for the visitors completely covered by musk. In this place was also shooted the film “Armata Brancaleone” by Monicelli and “Spartacus” by Kubric.
Stunning is the etruscan Pyramid, huge rocky stone that reminds of the ancient Maya Pyramid. Mysterious its origin, probably etruscan, and its role undeniably holy.

Barbarano Romano

The itinerary starts from Barbarano Romano, and it will continue to a visit in the historical centre. Walking through V. Emanuele street, you can discover a fascinating small medieval village, partly surroun by a triple system of wall. Towers, colonnades and tuff houses create a suggestive mood that let you feel like in ancient times. Leaving this village you can reach the Marturanum Park, developed on 1240 hectares, that keeps precious proofs of the ancient etruscan civilization, on display in the San Giuliano Necropolis. Walking through the etruscan route you can lead to the Cima Tomb and other surrounding ruins. Along the Biedano Moat you can discover ancient mills and aqueducts finds.

Norchia - Blera

 

Norchia is one of the most suggestive parietal Necropolis. The tombs with the architectural structure with a dice shape, are inserted in a red tuff wall, hidden in some areas by the nature that conquered again its space. The most famous are: the Ciarlanti tomb, the Smurinas Tomb, the Prostila and the Caronte ones.
Its background is not only etruscan, but the presence of a village during the medieval age, proved by the ruins, by the Di Vico Family Castle and by the Saint Peter Church, that prove the use also in recent times. Don’t miss the chance to visit the Dark Cave, beautiful example of etruscan route, in the surroundings of Blera.

Grotte di Castro – Valentano

Grotte di Castro, features a path walked in the past by the bandits. In the historical Archive of Farnese there are a lot of references linked to the banditry phenomenon, a real plague of the Maremma, caused by the poor conditions of the inhabitants and also by the unfair politics. Along this way rich of cliffs, ravines and caves in a wild greenery scene, you will feel the sensation of the presence of these suspicious people with their leather thigh pads, their flabby hat and the scary blunderbuss.

The Hermitages along the Fiora River

 

You can take a walk in the spontaneous and enchanting nature that follows the flow of the River Fiora, in a gloomy landscape, made of ravines and ferns, where the paths are hidden by the tree branches. In the silence we will lead to the rugged church of poggio Conte, where the medieval monks chose to live a pure and ascetic life.

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