Vitozza, the forgotten town

The unique charm of an abandoned village, its houses – entirely carved out of the rock – now hidden in a lush vegetation. Vitozza, set on the top of a tufaceous cliff, hangs over the valley of the river Lente, which here has its springs.
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Pitigliano, the town where pre-Roman world and Middle Ages are one

From the maze of the medieval town to the amazing Etruscan excavated road. A day around the world famous hilltop town.

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Etruscan hike: from Pitigliano to Sovana

A scenic walk along the ancient “vie cave”,  between the hill-top villages of Pitigliano and Sovana – two of the most acclaimed towns of southern Tuscany.

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Around the lake Bolsena

In the heart of Province of Viterbo is Lake Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe. The lake has an oval shape typical of crater lakes, it’s over 13 km long and around 80m deep. The entire lake is surrounded by hills, and the landscape is incredibly varied: from the rushes to grassland and farms, woods, medieval “borghi” and tourist establishments.

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Up and down the hills in Acquapendente

Acquapendente is one of the less known jewels of central italy, but it has over one thousand years of history. One of the oldest building of the town is the Basilica del Santo Sepolcro (Church of the Holy Sepulchre), which dates back well over a thousand years.

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