Tuscia Culture

Castello Santa Maria

Castello Santa Maria

Culture in Civitella d'Agliano

Castello Santa Maria is a beautiful b&b situated in the Tuscia in Civitella d'Agliano, province of Viterbo. Castello Santa Maria is an ideal accommoda ...

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€ 80

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€ 145

Villa La Cerretana

Villa La Cerretana

Culture in Vitorchiano

Villa la Cerretana is surrounded by the “Moutan Botanical Centre” where Chinese peonies, the so-called “roses without thorns” grow in abundance. The ...

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€ 120

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€ 185

Relais Borgo San Faustino

Relais Borgo San Faustino

Culture in Orvieto

As you arrive in Relais Borgo San Faustino you immediately feel the sensation of being in a place where tranquility and peace perfectly blend with ...

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€ 70

Residenza 124

Residenza 124

Culture in Viterbo

The Residenza 124 is located in the heart of the historic city of Viterbo, in an aristocratic palace dating back to the XIII century. In Viterbo a ...

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€ 70

Settimo Cielo Country House

Settimo Cielo Country House

Culture in Lubriano

The Settimo Cielo farmhouse features 3 rural homes. You will have the opportunity to practice many sports, like: water Activities on the lake of Bolse ...

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€ 90

La Residenza del Cardinale

La Residenza del Cardinale

Culture in Castiglione in Teverina

The first floor of the Residenza del Cardinale is at the guests' complete disposal, with 3 comfortable and elegant double rooms, two bathrooms, 1 ...

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Domus La Quercia

Domus La Quercia

Culture in Viterbo

Domus La Quercia (Viterbo) has chosen to promote the products, flavours and traditions of this territory: home-made pasta, breads, desserts and many ...

Palazzo Monaldeschi

Palazzo Monaldeschi

Culture in Lubriano

Palazzo Monaldeschi is an historic Italian house in the heart of Tuscia and dating back to the seventeenth century. Monaldeschi Palace offers the ...

Il Molinaccio

Il Molinaccio

Culture in Civitella d'Agliano

Il Molinaccio countryhouse is a perfect restoration of an old mill. Open from April to October, il Molinaccio offers 8 beds in one apartment equipped ...

Rocca Farnese

Rocca Farnese

Culture in Capodimonte

Apartment for rent, for weekends or weeks, at the top floor of Rocca Farnese in Capodimonte. The Rocca Farnese rises on the promontory of Capodimonte ...

Castagni Country House

Castagni Country House

Culture in Capranica

I Castagni Country House is the ideal place where to spend a relaxing holiday. Located in the charming medieval town of Capranica, Province of Viterbo...

La Rosa dei Venti

La Rosa dei Venti

Culture in Nepi

The Agriturismo La Rosa dei Venti is located in a beautiful nature setting: between pastures and forests in the province of Viterbo, near the little ...

Villa Farinella

Villa Farinella

Culture in Viterbo

Villa Farinella in Viterbo, the heart of Tuscia, was built in the late 18th century by the Italian architect Prada. Villa Farinella has 3 romantic ...

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€ 130

Tuscia Culture

 

TUSCIA , the land of the Etruscan and much more ……

Tuscia is a land of many historical, artistic and folkloristic landscapes, situated in the northen part of the Lazio region bordering Tuscany and Umbria. One of the most interesting places of this area is Viterbo, a town surrounded by impressive walls in lava stone whose construction began in 1095 and was completed in 1268. They are more than ten metres high, and feature well preserved towers and medieval doors that had remained intact. The City of Viterbo maintains its characteristic medieval look particularly in Saint Pellegrino area, with palaces and towers dating back to the XIII century. The most significative monumental complex of Viterbo is definitely the Papal Palace: facing the central piazza San Lorenzo, it is a great example of gotic architecture, featuring double lancet windows, merlons, seven-bay arcade; it is also adorned with a splendid loggia supported by doubled columns and decorated with crests and reliefs. The public square also hosts a Renaissance cathedral with its beautiful old bell tower and a number of fountains of different shapes, that embellish the square and the streets of the City of Viterbo.

Viterbo is today famous all over the world for a religious event called “ transport of Macchina of Santa Rosa “. This spectacular event takes place every year, on September 3rd, at 9 o’clock in the evening. The Macchina is an artistic illuminated bell-tower with an imposing height of 30 meters. It weighs between 3.5 and 5 tons and is made of iron, wood and papier-machè. At the top of the tower, the statue of the Patron Saints enthusiastically acclaimed by the people in the streets of the town centre, where lights are turned off for the occasion. One hundred Viterbesi men (known as the Facchini) carry the Macchina from Porta Romana through each of the major streets of Viterbo to seven churches to be blessed, concluding with a strenuous ascension up to the Piazza of Santa Rosa, its final resting place the sanctuary Santa Rosa. Each Macchina’s lifespan differs. But contests are held every few years in order for a new design.

Among the religious itineraries in the Province of Viterbo, the most famous through the centuries is surely the “ FRANCIGENA ROAD“. It was at the beginning of the first millenium that Europe witnessed pilgrims flocking along the sacred routes to reach the holy places of the Christian religion, and in particular Rome. Of the various roads that led to Rome, the Francigena road was undoubtedly of prime importance. Men travelled along this road, bringing with them their culture, emblems and languages, and even today many signs and memories of these journeys can still be found in the Viterbo area. It’s interesting to see how through the centuries the Roman “statio” (resting places) were replaced by inns for pilgrims and how merchants, soldiers and emperors have always left behind some sign or written record of their journey or stay.

 

Tuscia Culture