Civita di Bagnoregio

Civita di Bagnoregio

Civita di Bagnoregio is noted in Tuscia for its striking position on top of a friable ...

Bomarzo

Bomarzo

Bomarzo is very famous all over the world for the Park of the Monsters (The Monsters of ...

Bagnaia

Bagnaia

The magnificence of the small town of Bagnaia is the splendid Villa Lante realized in the ...

Caprarola

Caprarola

Caprarola is located on the eastern side of the “Monte Cimini”Tuscia, a range of densely ...

Viterbo

Viterbo

Viterbo, ancient and main town of Etruria province is situated close to the Cimini Hills ...

Civitella d'Agliano

Civitella d'Agliano

Civitella d’Agliano a typical medieval town in the province of Viterbo erected in the year ...

Vitorchiano

Vitorchiano

Vitorchiano lies at the foot of Cimini Mountains, only 7 kilometers far from Viterbo, ...

Lubriano

Lubriano

Of very ancient origins the town (borgo) of Lubriano, positioned on a tufa cliff facing ...

Tuscia

Welcome To Tuscia

Tuscia, Land of the Etruscans,
What we want to show is not only this land’s history and Etruscan culture, but also this area’s distinctive character.   
Here, the past and present melt into a harmony of colours, sounds, and flavors that sweep you away, immerging you in the beauty all around. These sites, witness to the history of great civilizations, inviting visitors to come and discover them.
You will be bewitched by the unaltered Etruscan charm and beauty that the Tuscia area conserves, all throughout the territory, with treasures hiding even in the smallest, most quaint towns.                       

But Tuscia is above all the integral part of the “Francigena Road”, ancient  religious itinerary through which the pilgrims entered the city of Rome. At the biginning of the second millenium, a large number of pilgrims began crossing through Europe in search of the lost “Celestial Land”. The Francigena Road led all the way from Canterbury to Rome and was one of the pathways of European history. In those days it was a main route along  which hundreds of thousands of pilgrims passed on their way to Rome as an act of devotion with stops along the way at places deemed holy by the Church. One of the most important testimonies is the report that the Archbishop of Canterbury writes during his pilgramage to Rome in 994 D.C. Via Francigena demonstrates the importance of pilgrimage in Medieval times: it had to be performed particularly on foot (for penitance reasons) and not alone but in group and carrying the insignia of the pilgrimage the Key for St.Peters.

Today in the Lazio region it is still possible to travel along stretches of the ancient path to Rome on foot, on horseback or by bycicle. However, they are far fewer than the route to Santiago de Compostela.
In 1994 the Via Francigena was designated a European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe. 

 

Tuscia