Touristic attractions

Castle of Vulci with Etrusco-Roman bridge | © victor c. | These and other photos are for sale.
Castle of Vulci with Etrusco-Roman bridge | © victor c. | These and other photos are for sale.

In the footsteps of the Etruscans

  • Bomarzo, spectacular park of mannerism with monstrous tufsten sculptures
  • Orvieto, with the famous cathedral; very worthwhile is a trip to the underground world Orvieto sotterranea
  • Saturnia a spa town with 37.5° C sulfur spring and the freely accessible rimstone pools of which some are suitable for swimming
  • Tarquinia with a large Etruscan necropolis and an impressive national museum about the Etruscans
  • Villa Lante, Renaissance park with great water features
  • Viterbo, former papal residence and provincial town
  • Vulci as a large Etruscan metropolis, largely unearthed, but poorly preserved buildings, however, the city including streets is very recognizable

We are happy to provide you with many insider tips for a very varied holiday and seasonal entertainment program available. Contact us. Of course, we will create an individual holiday plan that suits your needs and wishes.

Detailed information about the Etruscans can be found on this web site.

Via Francigena:     Foot pilgrimage to Rome

The Via Francigena, a 900 km long foot pilgrimage route from the Frankish kingdom or from England across the beautiful Italian countryside to Rome to the burial place of the apostles Peter and Paul, also leads past the Lake Bolsena. The course of the old highway of the so-called Frankenweg based primarily on the diary records of Archbishop Sigerich of Canterbury, who made a pilgrimage to Rome in 990, in order to take there the legitimate episcopal dignity of the Pope. Therefore, the term "Via Romea" often refers to the goal.

The Via Francigena is made up of paths that make a detour through monasteries, villages and beautiful squares. In the Middle Ages, the Via Francigena was nothing but the Roman main axis between England and Rome. This itineraries was also used by Napoleon.

The Via Francigena is now very well developed, but this differs in principle from the extremely well-attended pilgrimage route in Spain, the Jackobsweg. The advantage is that you can enjoy untouched paths alone on the Via Francigena and the people not only marvel at the pilgrims in their adventure, but mostly also helps.

The path is quite well equipped with signage and pilgrimage, so a pilgrimage with a little bit of adventurous spirit is not only recommended, but also easy to realize.