Where the rhythms of life from the mountains to the sea are dictated by nature and the age-old customs of peasant life.
Green landscapes and enchanting Medieval villages characterize the Tuscia zone and its capital, Viterbo. It is an oasis of good food and relaxation, situated amidst the legacies of the Etruscans and the Via Francigena, where the rhythms of life from the mountains to the sea are dictated by nature and the age-old customs of peasant life.
Located between the southern borders of the Tuscan Maremma and Rome, Viterbo and Upper Lazio are characterized by a landscape of volcanic origins, with the Lakes of Bolsena and Vico having formed in ancient extinct craters. Flat in the north, the land becomes more hilly up towards the Cimini Mountains, then slopes down to the River Tiber. Beechwoods dot the higher areas, while oaks and chestnut trees inhabit the lower altitudes.
A sandy shoreline and the Mediterranean bush characterize the area of the coast with its crystalline waters. Among the coastal destinations, Tarquinia Lido offers tourists swims in limpid waters, a vast panorama from the top of the Tarquinia Alta Hill, and the discovery of an Etruscan necropolis (one of Italy’s 49 UNESCO World Heritage Sites) made up of approximately 200 graves, where paintings represent the most conspicuous legacies of Etruscan art.
Many archaeological finds unearthed during excavations here are kept in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale (National Archaeological Museum), housed in Palazzo Vitelleschi, considered one of the most important Etruscan museums in Italy.
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