TERRITORY


The Tuscia region—the name comes from the Latin for the territory inhabited by the Etruscan Tuscia—covers today’s Province of Viterbo.

An area rich in history, archaeology and natural beauty.

At its heart is Viterbo, also known as the City of the Popes. The city has a great artistic and architectural heritage, with many churches, palaces, mediaeval villas, and the beautiful walled town itself from which one can admire magnificent views of the surrounding valley.

An important centre for tourism, it is renowned not only for its many monuments, but also for its natural spa. Gushing springs provide sulphurous water of volcanic origin at a temperature of 40 °C, with properties many consider miraculous.

Outside the city walls is an ancient and beautiful wilderness ready to be explored: the shaded forests of the Regional Park of Lake Vico in the heart of the Monti Cimini,
 

the great Lake Bolsena surrounded by the Volcano mountains, the charming Treja Valley, and the Nazzano-Tevere-Farva nature reserve on the border with the province of Rieti.

Numerous ageless villages dot the area: the famous Civita di Bagnoregio, the dying city with its bridge carved into the rock and its fabulous panoramic views; to Calcata, the last village of the province of Viterbo perched on a rocky outcrop surrounded by deep wooded valleys. And there’s more: the Etruscan necropolis of Tarquinia, the Monster Park of Bomarzo, the Farnese Palace in Caprarola, and the amphitheater in Sutri.

To make a visit the Tuscia region even more appetising are the many folk traditions each year that revive the goodness of the earth’s fruits, such as the hazelnut and chestnuts of the Cimini Hills.

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