Project Description

VILLAS OF TUSCIA

This area lies mid way between Rome and Tuscany and it boasts both the scenic countryside of the latter and the historical background of the first.

  • Villa Lante a Bagnaia WikiCommons foto di Paolo Villa
  • Volta di Caprarola
  • Giardini di Caprarola
  • Giardini di Caprarola
  • Venere Bomarzo
  • Rocca di Bomarzo
  • Bomarzo
  • Chiesa a Bomarzo
  • Bomarzo

Driving north from Rome you meet the land where Etruscans, then Romans and later noblemen and even Popes lived and left important vestiges of the bygone days. Among the palaces and villas the family Farnese owned in the area, Palazzo Farnese in Caprarola is doubtlessly the most magnificent. It was designed by Vignola for the Cardinal Alessandro Farnese in the 16th century and had witnessed an intense court life with musicians, artists and men of power, all climbing the spectacular staircase and reaching frescoed halls and a beautiful Renaissance garden. Not far from Caprarola we have the little town of Bagnaia where another gorgeous residence can be visited, Villa Lante. Especially the  park with symbolical fountains and intimate corners is a pleasure not to be missed.

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families

The “Park of the Monsters” in Bomarzo was created in the 16th century by Pier Francesco Orsini and contains surreal sculptures with a mysterious connection. You’ll find here sirens, elephants, Cerberus, a huge ogre with its open mouth, a dragon…. Children are usually amused by the strangeness of this complex and happy to become explorers in the park!

relax seekers

The main city of the region is Viterbo which used to be a Papal residence in the Middle Ages and still hosts the gothic “Palazzo dei Papi” and the hot springs called “the Popes’ thermal baths”. This baths complex is simple and informal, but you can enjoy here massages and treatments on top of the outdoors bath in hot healthy water.

CURIOUS WANDERER
FAMILIES
RELAX SEEKERS

STARTING FROM:

750
  • (up to 6 people) + admissions. Lunch not included

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MORE TOURS IN THIS AREA:
Tuscia and Hot Springs