Price per person
In double room € 940
Single supplement € 300
Bike rental € 150
Individual arrival in Orvieto, at the agriturismo. Aperitif and presentation of the tour and the group. Dinner and guided tour in the city.We climb to the ancient Balneum Regis, of Etruscan origin, today a crest of medieval houses perched on a tuffaceous hill, in the middle of the Valley of the Calanchi a fascinating island within the mainland.
Once a spur of Bagnoregio now connected only by a narrow bridge due to the landslides and the resulting loss of entire neighborhoods, churches and homes.
Let us take you back in time, to begin this journey through the ages in the footsteps of the ancient civilizations that have dominated these lands, where the Etruscans, Romans and Lombards have followed one another.
We descend among the rolling hills down to the Bolsena Lake, reaching the ancient Roman-Etruscan site of Volsinii. This is the first settlement of Bolsena with the medieval town built just over the valley, along the Via Francigena, on the banks of the largest volcanic lake in Europe, whose shores were inhabited since prehistoric times due to its mild climate and lush vegetation.
We coast the lake by the Path of the Brigantes, through beaches and fishing town, for a nice and lightweight bike journey. Not to miss the boat trip around the islands Martana and Bisentina, two patches of wilderness rich in history. Through the countryside we make our way to continue to Tuscania, in the unspoiled Valley of Marta, today a Natural Reserve. Founded by the son of Aeneas, it recounts of the Romans and Etruscans and houses two splendid Romanesque Basilica.
Leaving Tuscania for Viterbo we bike through an antique Roman road, amongst wildflowers and old houses, then cycling the Etruscan gorges, cut in the rock, we enter the city to visit the medieval quarter and the Papal Palace. A refreshing break at the hot springs, in the open country, will give us the right energy for the climb to Monte Cimino. We enter the Selva Cimina through the ancient Cassia Cimina, used by the Romans and immerse ourselves in the pristine nature of Lake Vico and the Natural Reserve. An intact environment and lush vegetation, centennial woods and a rich fauna.
Caprarola and the Palazzo Farnese, one of the most imposing works of the late Renaissance, where the best painters and architects of the time were called to worked on it, and then down to the valley, Bomarzo, with its Renaissance Sacred Grove or Park of Monsters, only rediscovered in the last century, with colossal sculptures derived from the rocks on found on site. We overnight in Attigliano. After breakfast end of services.