CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO: An abandoned medieval city standing on a precipitous outcrop on the middle of a broad valley and reached only by a narrow footbridge. In Bagnoregio, next to the gate of the old part there is a pizza bar with the best pizza in the area.

Villa Lante - 5 km from Viterbo this elegant 16 century villa set within stunning terraced gardens with geometric motives and numerous fountains - a very special and authentic cultural experience

Bomarzo, "Parco dei Mostri" - A park of stone sculptures ranged from mythology creatures to architectural  structures.

It is situated near Bagnaiaia, about 30 mintues driving.

Saturnia – a unique experience bathing in the hot springs of Saturnia - about  40 minutes drive away.  You can either slide with the flow towards the pools, enjoy the open clean air and the blue sky, or swim bath in the pools. 

Things to see and do...

The location of the property allows it to act as a base for daily outings year-round as well as for activities. The numerous sites that are within an hour’s drive include: Perugia, Sienna, Assissi, Arezzo, Rome and Florence, as well as the small mediavel towns that some of them held their own art or wine festival: Todi, Spoleto, Montefiascone. Other worth visiting nearby places are: Lago di Corbara, Amelia, Pittigliano. Hot water springs can be found in Saturnia and Viterbo, both offering a relaxing and therapeutically healthy experience. A true Italian shopping experience can be had at either Viterbo or Rome.

The closest cities are Orvieto and Bolsena - click here for information.

A non comprehensive list of activities and  markets days in the region, can be found  here.

Torre Alfina - a small medieval village which his heart is the castle that overlooks the valley around it. The streets are decorated with wall paintings and art works. It's ice cream is known to be one of the very good in the area.

MONTEFIASCONE:  Medieval hilltop town, that was for centuries the summer residence of the Popes that enjoyed its favorable climate and very good wine. Cobbled medieval streets lead to the Rocca Dei Papi and its fantastic views. Every year, in the last week of July, there is an Italian film festival. The historic center has small cafes, beautiful view over the Bolsena lake and the valley around it.

Capodimonte and Marta are two small ports on the southern shore of the Bolsena lake with beaches and a marina. At Marta there is a pretty waters edge park, and some good fish restaurants.


One of the most funny, tastiest, enjoyable festival is The Chocolate Festival held in Perugia.

The nearest Saturnia terme Hotel provides a range of natural treatments.

Il Giardino dei Tarocchi - TAROT GARDEN is an amazing garden, full of statues based on the Tarot cards figures. The artist is: Niki de Saint Phalle. Interesting for children as  for adults. It is located about 1hour and a half awa
y from the house.

It can be nice to visit the Monte Argentario island that is nearby.