WELCOME TO TUSCIA TOUR: Viterbo, Sutri and Calcata
Don't miss this amazing day trip from Rome, where you will discover the hidden treasures of Italy on a guided tour in perfect English through these three medieval villages. Calcata, Sutri and Viterbo, for its distinctive architecture and its very natural landscape in tuffstone, are considered among the most beautiful villages in Italy. During this unforgettable guided tour you will enjoy a walk along lakes and ruins, churches and little squares, and if you like you might take advantage of the chance to taste delicious some local products, such as example mushrooms, beans, meat courses and wine wine wine!
About 40 kilometers away from Rome, our guided tour's first stop will be in the medieval village of Calcata. You are in one of the most whimsical places in Italy: the village can only be visited on foot, and being built on a tuff cliff, it is reachable only through a steep road that will take you to the entrance. What you will discover with our personalized tour will be a picturesque cluster of houses of red tuff deliberately kept in their original state and populated by artists, writers and craftsmen, arrived after a mass abandonment by its first inhabitants, and who found the right inspiration in that stillness, a little "bohemien". Its narrow streets are spreading from the central square, where you'll find, strewn with great respect for the place, shops and art galleries. Each alley ends at the edge of the cliff offering travelers the panorama of the valley below.
On our way towards the north of Lazio, in about half an hour we reach Sutri, the second stop of our personalized guided tour. It would be a true miracle if we could tell it to those pilgrims who stopped here to find shelter during their long journey to Rome. Stage for so many bloody battles between the Romans and the Etruscans, the origins of Sutri, however, are even more ancient. First attraction of the place is certainly the Roman amphitheater carved into the stone and designed in a manner similar to the Flavian Amphitheater in Rome (Colosseum). The guided tour continues with a visit of the Necropolis where you'll see the typical Etruscan chamber tombs carved into the rock. The Cathedral of Sutri is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta and is located in the heart of the old town. Among vaults and capitals, the style of the medieval Church is recognizable, but we can also appreciate the decorations of its interiors dating back to the 1800's. It will now be time to the visit the church of Santa Maria del Parto and then continue our day trip from Rome towards the big city: Viterbo.
Here in Viterbo you'll make a stop for lunch, and you'll have a chance to taste typical delicious local products.
The sightseeing begins with Piazza del Plebiscito, the city center. It will then be the turn of the extremely massive, high-impact Papal Palace with the Blessing Loggia where the Pope used to show up and the Hall of the Conclave. The Cathedral of San Lorenzo in Romanic architecture is the most Important you can see in your Tuscia tour, where so many religious events has been happened, including excommunications and papal elections. From the nearby Orvieto came the Gothic influence, which is evident in the Belfry of the Cathedral in the Church of Santa Maria della Salute, religious symbol of decorative art from the 1300s, located next to Piazza del Comune. We'll continue our guided tour in the heart of Viterbo and arrive in Piazza del Gesù, where the tower and the Church of Jesus Burgognone rises, unique for its stone facade and, inside, a simple wooden crucifix dating to the 600s.
YOUR PERSONALIZED DAY TRIP FROM ROME COULD HAVE ANY OTHER STARTING POINT!
WE WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY FROM YOUR ACCOMODATION, HOTEL OR CRUISE SHIP, SO DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE MEETING POINT!
WE ARRANGE SHORE EXCURSION FROM CIVITAVECCHIA AND ASSURE ALL CRUISERS THAT WE ALWAYS ARRANGE OUR PRIVATE TOUR ACCORDING TO THE SHIP'S TIMINGS AND NEVER MISSED ONE!
WE CAN EASILY CUSTOMIZE TOURS ACCORDING TO YOUR PLANS. CONTACT US FOR YOUR PERSONALIZED DAY TRIP AND WE WILL REPLY WITHIN THE WORKING DAY (italian time).