Gentle walking tour the nicest way to explore a country without stress.
On our tour you could enjoy easy-paced walks and stay in good accommodation.
In Tuscia you could visit unique places out of the beaten paths having the full time to observe monuments and to live the local athmosphere.
Everything will be handled for you!
The tour include:

  • private car or minivan with driver
  • accommodation in guest house, hotel, farm 
  • private tour guide
  • lunch in typical restaurants
  • customer assistance
  • travel insurance

These tours are for individuals or small groups.
Prices on request.

Itinerary

Day 1 – ARRIVAL -TARQUINIA
Pick up at Port/Rail Station/Airport in the morning with a private van, transfer to Tarquinia.
We will explore the imposing Monterozzi Hill, where the necropolis (cemetery) of Tarquinia was originally settled: it is one of the most impressive archaeological complexes of the Mediterranean area due to the presence of hundreds of painted tombs, and it was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. Next we will visit the National Archaeological Museum, housed in the Palazzo Vitelleschi, dating back to the fifteenth century: it is an authentic architectural masterpiece of the Renaissance age, among the most important in Italy for the richness and variety of its collection.
For lunch you will have the opportunity to taste traditional dishes made with tipycal products combined with the excellent local wine in a characteristic osteria.
Transfer to Viterbo, accommodation at the hotel. Free dinner. Overnight.

Day 2 – VILLA LANTE & VITERBO
After breakfast transfer to Bagnaia a picturesque town close to Viterbo. An ancient tower, the garrison of the Medieval castle that was afterwards converted into a baronial palace, overlooks the entrance to the historical center. You will visit the marvellous Villa Lante: the park and its formal garden are connected on a thematic level, thanks to the numerous fountains scattered through the parkland with sculpted elements in peperino stone and the benches distributed throughout the 18 hectares for resting on while out walking. The formal garden is bordered by a perimeter wall that runs beside the Roman road and, toward the park, by terracing walls.
Lunch in a typical restaurant.
In the afternoon we will go to discover the beautiful Viterbo, that is defined by centuries the city of the Popes, hosting since the mid-thirteenth century the papal seat. During our walk we will enjoy the most representative monuments (the Pope’s Palace with the Conclave hall), churches (the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and the temple dedicated to the patron Santa Rosa), slender towers, fountains made of a local stone called peperino, historical buildings (the Palace of Priori with its beautiful late Renaissance frescoes), and last but not least the San Pellegrino quarter, which still keeps intact its Medieval charm.
Free dinner, return to hotel and overnight.

Day 3 – ORVIETO – Farm and Winery
After breakfast transfer to Orvieto, whose origins go back to the Etruscan civilization: the first Etruscan settlements (9th Century B.C) were founded inside the tufaceous caves in the bedrock upon which today rises the city.
Annexed in the 3rd Century B.C. to the territories of Rome, it remained under the Roman domination until the decline of the Western Roman Empire. Afterwhich it became a free municipality, and during the struggles between Guelphs and Ghibellines, was a valiant opponent of Barbarossa, remaining faithful to the Pope. Riding on the support of the Papal State, it was allowed to prosper through the entire Medieval Period, reaching the top of its development in the 13th Century. It was during this period that took place the fervent work of erecting palaces and holy buildings among which the very famous Cathedral stands out, dating back to 1263, undoubtedly the most important architectural landmark of the city, with its splendid Gothic facing and the richness of the ornaments and internal chapels.
Leaving Orvieto, you will proceed to a prestigious farm, in the heart of a region where viticulture has an ancient tradition, that offers a production of wines and extra virgin olive oil. The farm with its land, is located on one of the beautiful hills in the teverina zone of Lazio, at a height ranging from 300 to 450 meters above sea level and with a total area of 40 hectares, between vineyards, olive groves and arable land. Belonging to a tradional italian family, with a personal experience of olive oil, and especially the exceptional quality and origin of the olives, allow the production of an extra virgin olive finely delicate with a great fruity. So for wines, products in the new winery equipped with the most modern technology, and next refined in the historical cellar, charming and unique location.
The farm tour provides:
-tour of the winery with explanation of the various processes and stroll in the vineyards, surrounding the farm.
– visit of the traditional cold press oil mill and related information about the method of production of extra virgin olive oil.
– visit of the historical cellar, entirely excavated in the tuff where are stored ancient barrels.
– presentation and tasting of wines produced by the farm (with a light lunch) made with typical product of Tuscia: bruschetta, crostini with pate, omelettes with vegetables, salami (capocollo, boar sausage and truffle sausage, bacon), cheeses with grape jam, Tuscia beans with bacon and sage, salad, local sheep’s milk ricotta with acacia honey (served as dessert).
After lunch, return to Viterbo, free time.
Free dinner and overnight.

Day 4 – BOMARZO & MONTEFIASCONE
After breakfast transfer to Bomarzo. During this excursion you will discover one of the most beautiful and mysterious park of Italy: the Holy Wood of Bomarzo, renamed as the Park Of Monsters. It was commissioned by Pier Francesco Orsini, a romantic and eccentric prince of the Italian Renaissance (15th century). A beautiful natural scenery joins the grotesque fantasy of the imposing sculptures made of volcanic stone. The design is attributed to Pirro Ligorio, and the sculptures to Simone Moschino. The small octagonal temple, which was built in memory of the Vicino’s wife, Giulia Farnese, stands out above all the other sculptures.
Lunch at typical restaurant.
In the afternoon we will visit Montefiascone, a typical small village worldwide known for its excellent wine, set along the famous via Francigena (followed by the pilgrims during the middle ages) towards Rome. Mons Faliscorum, where the ancient Etruscans settled, is located in a strategic position on the edge of the Southern crater of the Vulsini volcano. Going around the town we could admire the impregnable fortress of the Popes, one of the relevant fortified places in this area where many popes, bishops, emperors and famous artists stayed on their way to Northern Italy and Europe, and then the Cathedral of Santa Margherita (16th century), which boasts one of the largest domes in Italy, rebuilt by the architect Carlo Fontana in 1670.
Return to Viterbo, free dinner and overnight.

Day 5 – TUSCANIA & COOKING CLASS
After breakfast transfer to Tuscania. Pre-dating the Roman Empire, the Tuscania region has been the cradle of the Etruscan civilization. While there is much evidence of the existence and impact of the Etruscans, the roots of the civilization are still cloaked in mystery. This typical village stands at the top of a rocky hill overlooking the Maremma region and dates back to the 9th-century BC. A terrible earthquake destroyed parts of the village in 1971, but Tuscania’s Renaissance buildings have been beautifully restored to reflect the town’s history. You will enjoy a walk through the narrow cobblestone lanes of this charming village and take in the views of the surrounding valleys. Leaving Tuscania, you will proceed to a local family-owned farmhouse that produces extra virgin olive oil, vegetables, jams and local products.
On arrival, the owner will wait you for a special lesson of italian cooking!!
You could choose 1 of the following 3 options:
1. Lesson for the realization of “fettuccine” pasta (included ingredients for cooking and kitchen utensils).
At the end you will have a lunch including the pasta you have just made!!
Lunch including: Appetizer with own production cold cuts of “Cinta Senese”, fettuccine topped with meat sauce, dessert, water, wine and coffee.
2. Lesson for the realization of the typical dessert “Tiramisu” (included ingredients for cooking and kitchen utensils).
At the end you will have a lunch including the dessert you have just made!!
Lunch including: appetizer with salami of “Cinta Senese” of own production, durum wheat pasta “Senator Cappelli”, tiramisu, water, wine and coffee.
3. Lesson for the realization of the typical “cavatelli” pasta.
At the end you will have a lunch including the pasta you have just made!!
Lunch including: appetizer with salami of “Cinta Senese” of own production, cavatelli pasta with amatriciana sauce, dessert, water, wine, coffee.
Return to Viterbo, free dinner and overnight.

Day 6 – CAPRAROLA
Breakfast and transfer to Caprarola, enchanting small town located on a spur five hundred meters above sea level, and the Palace of Farnese, one of the best examples of a Renaissance residence, built for the Roman family in Caprarola on a project of the architect Antonio da Sangallo (1530), and completed by the architect Vignola, who start the works during the fifth decade of the sixteenth century. The construction in just 27 years of this splendid building led to a series of works to adapt the layout of the town of Caprarola to Palazzo Farnese’s architectural needs, pulling down some buildings in order to put up bridges and building a new large raised road to access the palace called the Via Diritta (straight road).
For lunch you will have the opportunity to taste traditional dishes made with tipycal products combined with the excellent local wine in a characteristic trattoria.
Return to Viterbo, free time.
Free dinner and overnight.

Day 7 – DEPARTURE
Breakfast and free morning (free lunch).
Departure for Port/Rail Station/Airport with a private transfer.

End of our services

  • SERVICES INCLUDED:
    Accommodation
    Private transfer from/to Port/Rail Station/Airport
    Private transport with driver (only to reach the places to visit and return to Viterbo)
    Guided visits with a private tour guide
    Lunches/tasting (where indicated in the itinerary)
    Tickets entrance for Tarquinia (necropolises and archaeological museum), Villa Lante, Orvieto cathedral, Bomarzo (park of monsters), Caprarola (palazzo Farnese)
    Cooking lesson (Tuscania)
    Travel insurance
  • SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
    Tips, city taxes, extras, and everything not indicated in “SERVICES INCLUDED”.

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