Civita di Bagnoregio, the dying town

Civita di Bagnorego is known all over the world as the dying town. Once rich and powerful, today the progressive erosion turned it into a ghost town. You can reach the city center only walking along a pedestrian bridge, to find out a place where time seems to have stopped.

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Viterbo, the city of Popes

Viterbo is an amazing medieval town, still surrounded by its beautiful and intact medieval walls. Walking through the medieval quarter of San Pellegrino is like stepping back in time. It is known as the “City of the Popes” due the period in which Viterbo was the Papal seat

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Etruscan… well, who were they?

The name ‘Percorsi Etruschi’ was inspired by our ancestors, the Etruscan people. The Etruscan flourished in central Italy between the 8th and 3rd century BCE, in Central Italy. The area traditionally referred to as “Etruria” was the territory of Central Italy that lies between the Arno River to the North, Tiber River to the South East, and the Apennine Mountains to the East. This according to Latin literary sources but modern archaeological research has demonstrated that other areas were connected to this region. So it retains the name of “proper Etruria” for this area, but we now know that other […]

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The Tarot Garden

Il “Giardino dei Tarocchi”, or the Garden of Tarot is an evocative sculpture garden created by the French artist Niki de Saint Phalle, a “small Eden where man and nature meet”.

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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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Saint Patrick’s well in Orvieto

Saint Patrick’s well is one of the most famous attractions in Orvieto. It was built by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, at the behest of Pope Clement VIII who had taken refuge in Orvieto during the Sack of Rome (1527)

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The Gardens of Bomarzo: the Sacred Woods

The “Sacred Wood” of Bomarzo is a very peculiar park in the neighborhood of Viterbo. It is set up with dozens of sculptures shaped as sea monsters, giants, ogres, fountains or exotic animals, created in the 16th century but breaking all the rules of Renaissance’s beauty and symmetry.

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