Vitorchiano

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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Villa Arzilla

Villa Arzilla

Wellness in Vitorchiano

Villa Arzilla is situated in the green hills of Vitorchiano, in the heart of Tuscia Romana. At Villa Arzilla you can use: swimming pool equipped with ...

Vitorchiano

Vitorchiano lies at the foot of Cimini Mountains, only 7 kilometers far from Viterbo, chief town of Tuscia. The Medieval structure of Vitorchiano is still intact today, and it is one of the more picturesque towns of the region, built along a tufaceous rock overlooking a gorge.

The hills and woods surrounding Vitorchiano host a wide variety of wildlife making the area an ideal destination for nature tourism; while the many local products of the land such as chestnuts, hazelnuts, mushrooms, olive oil etc. make it reccomendable also for gastronomic tourism.

In the ancient borgo stands a handsome town hall with a clock tower, while the former convent of Saint Agnese is today an elegant hotel and restaurant. In the 13th century, owing to its loyalty to Rome, Vitorchiano was granted several privileges, some of which have been maintained until the present day.

Vitorchiano is famous in all the world for the extraction and processing of the peperino stone. In the piazza in front of the borgo gate stands an imposing statue, a Moai, carved in peperino stone by the citizens from the Easter Island. The sculpture, unique to the world, is a work of cultural exchange between a local Vitorchiano firm and a Maori family.