Villages & Art Cities
The city of Tarquinia is the Etruscan capital, a medieval town, and an archaeological site of international fame with a vibrant cultural life. It is a town of over 16,500 inhabitants in the province of Viterbo and sits on a hill , in a beautiful panoramic position overlooking the Marta river valley and is 133 meters above sea level. The climate is always mild even in winter and the summer heat is mitigated by constant breezes that make sailing and windsurfing popular pastimes here. The variety of the geographical landscape makes it a wonderful area for international sports events, such as triathlons, cycling races and marathons
Tuscania is located about twenty minutes from Tarquinia and is a town that enjoys an exceptional landscape thanks to its hillside position: Art and nature frame the city and there are points of interest that shouldn’t be missed , such as the Tuscanese National Museum and the Basilicas S. Maria Maggiore and S. Pietro The town is nestled in natural countryside that for the most part is a protected natural reserve.
Viterbo has been known for centuries as the city of the Popes, for the period in which the papal seat was moved there (in the 12th and 13th centuries). The city still bears the signs of that Papal splendor, and has even older origins. Viterbo preserves a historical patrimony which is among the most important of Lazio with aristocratic buildings, richly decorated monuments, works of art, picturesque medieval neighborhoods such as San Pellegrino, churches and cloisters of various eras, towers reaching for the sky. and elegant fountains in tuff (the typical stone of the buildings of the area).
Civita di Bagnoregio, better known as the "dying city " as it risks disappearing due to the erosion of the hill it sits on, is a typical village of the province of Viterbo and is located near the lake of Bolsena. Civita can only be reached via its long reinforced concrete bridge. It is famous for its living nativity scene during the Christmas period, in which the characters and setting are faithfully recreated.
There is not a lot of point in describing Rome ... It is the most populous and largest municipality in Italy and is among the major European capitals in terms of city area. It is the city with the highest concentration of historical and architectural heritage in the world. Rome’s historical center is bounded by the perimeter of the Aurelian walls and has overlapping evidence of nearly three millennia. It is an expression of the historical, artistic and cultural heritage of the Western European world and, in 1980, together with the extraterritorial properties of the Holy See in the city and the basilica of St. Paul outside the walls, was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.