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Civita di Bagnoregio: the city that dies
It is a unique awful experience.
It is connect to the civilized world only by a tight and lon bridge. "The city that dies" has been so called for many times because of the slow slandslide of tuff walls.
It has a small group of medioeval houses and just few families live there.
The city leans on a hill and overtops imperiously the great valley, and offers to the visitors an enchanting and unforgiveble landscape.

   

Palazzo Papale (Viterbo)
It is one of the most important gothic monuments of the city. It has built in the second half of XIII sec. The facade has a great staircase and some battlementes on the top. The facade has six double lancet windows linked by a frame. The elegant loggia is composed by seven archs supported by exile columns weaved each other. Many cumclave had placed in the Palace, in particular the cumclave of 1271 is remembred as the longest in the Church hystory. It ended, after 33 months of papal vacancies, with the election of Gregorio X.

   

S. Pellegrino subur (Viterbo)
It is a real treasure of XIII sec. It maintain the unchanged medioeval appearance; little squares, little ways, towers, archs, houses with "profferli" (outdoors stairs), all together create a picturesque and suggestive atmosphere, You cannot escape from it.
The core of the suburb is San Pellegrino square, near the Saint Church and Palazzo degli Alessandri. The Great Fountain, buit in XIII sec. and then renovated, is the most famous and maybe the most beutiful fountain among the several viterbesi fountains with overlapped bowls (Fontana dei Leoni, Fontana della Morte).

   

Tarquinia
Tarquinia history, mother city of Etruria, is Etruscans hystory. The mith tells the child Tagete apparition, born from Tarquinia clods, sacred his foundation, done by Tarconte (then Tarchna).

   
Bolsena lake
It is situated in the upper part of Lazio, in the main caldera of Vulsinio Vulcan. It has an elliptical form, It is 114,5 Km wide and 151 m deep, its perimeter is 43 Km long.In the middle there are two islands, Bisentina and Martana, that maybe are ancient volcan opening. All around there are Vulsini mountains. The lake is flowed by rains and by many little rivers. The only bayou is the Marta river that ends in Tirreno Sea. Along the banks there are many oak trees, oak chestnut, olive tree groves, wineries and vegetables-growing. Among several turistic attractions the most important is archaeological attraction. Along the banks lived Villanoviana culture, Etruscan culture and Roman culture. All the cities around have medioeval carachteristics. You can trust interesting even town festivals and cooking festivals. Many of you probably will go there just for fun and to play windsurf, sailing boat or fishing in the lake. Bolsena Lake is the most big lake of European vulcan lakes. It si the fifht big lake in italy
   

Saturnia thermal baths
Explore one of the most beutiful and uncontaminated place of Tuscan Maremma. It is a place where sulfureous waters originate from the field at 37 C°.
 

   

Vulci
"something disquieting, something very beutiful" (Lawrence). The Vulci archeological park is nature, archaelogy, tradition and culture. It is the ideal place to enjoy a great day. François tomb, Pellicone lake, the castle Badia's museum are some of the attractives.
 

   

Monsters park (Bomarzo)
The origin is far away, but Vicino Orsini, born in this land in 1523, built almost interesting and beutiful things that are there. He was a romantic man, a Papal State leader. When He camw back from wars built in the valley underneath the castle, in a wonderful park, many bizare and freaky sculptures. Then the name "Monsters Park".
When his wife Giulia Farnese died, He built, on her memory, a little temple where, on his demand, all the priests should had commemorated her during the Mass.

   

Villa Lante (Bagnaia)
Everybody visits Tuscia cannot loose Bagnaia and his Villa, built in XVI sec. near the ancient walls.
You can go in "Bagnaia inside", as it's called by inhabitants referring to the anciest part of the village, through a door-gallery that is setted in Castle walls. The Castle is situated on the top of Pierina Valley, in the middle of the ancient village on a rocky promontory to have a strong defence, called Castrum. We have news of it since 963 a.C. The village has called Bangaria, (maybe a longobardo name), then Bagnaja, finally Bagnaia.Inside the wall theris still an ancient atmosphere thanks to little ways, palaces of Medioevo and of the Rainassance, saracen art recalls.
In 1567 Tommasso Ghinucci, an architect from Siena, gave emphasis to "Bagnaia outdoor", to XX Settembre Square and to the three road inspired to the trident in Piazza del Popolo in Rome.

   

Palazzo Farnese (Caprarola)
Caprarola is situated on southern side of Monti Cimini, It has a beutiful landscape on Tevere Valley. It is so wonderful that Prince Carlo of England Architectural School studied these places in 1995.
Altough all the territory is rich of etruscan settlements, Caprarola was born in X sec because of Monti Cimini were close and impenetrable woods, called Selva Cimina and linked to monsters legend.
This fact retarded settlements and Romans. During the Middle Age the were many conflicts between feudal lords, the Di Vico, the Orsini, the Anguillara sheded blood.
In '500 Capranica had the geatest brightness, when card. Alessandro Farnese was elected Pope Paolo III and when Ducato di Castro was founded expanding His properties with castles and villas.
In Caprarola was built the Villa, symbol of richness and power for this aristocratica family: the Palazzo Farnese.

   
 

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