Viterbo's top attractions and ideas for your stay

Must see in  Viterbo - for a short stay, let's say 2-3 days:

Click here to see an agenda for all events occurring in Viterbo.

Culturally interesting periods, cultural events and the most important folk festivals to consider for a holiday, from the beginning of the calendar year:

  • Befana Viterbese and Christmas village
  • Viterbo Carnival and Ronciglione Carnival.
  • San Pellegrino in Fiore
  • Vitorchiano in Peperino (10 kilometers from Viterbo)
  • Slow Food Village
  • Ludika 1234
  • Caffeine cultural festival, books, meetings, concerts
  • Tuscia Film Festival
  • ArtCity; animation initiatives of the theaters and cultural sites of the province with theater, concerts and other national level content.
  • Transport of the Santa Rosa machine.
  • September at Viterbo, cultural events connected to the festivities of Santa Rosa from Viterbo.
  • Caffeina Christmas Village, from November 24/25th until January 6th, Santa Claus village and related gastronomic and entertainment events

Any idea of itinerary for a week-long stay - ten days or more:

In addition to the short stay itinerary:

Viterbo has a central location ideal for making a base for a visit of the surrounding area, the Tuscia, up to Rome but also to the nearby province of Terni and the Tuscan archipelago, all this within a radius of maximum 100 km. Ready to climb then in the car and direction outside the walls for a few days around among these possible destinations:

  • Villa Lante in Bagnaia, considered the best example of Italian garden in Europe, was the first meeting for the European unification process in 1970; surrounded by a large park ideal for relaxing and strolling.
  • Palazzo Farnese in Caprarola; if you pass from Bagnaia for example it could be a nice match that with the visit to Caprarola for a day full of the famous palaces and gardens of Tuscia, maybe even providing a jump to the ...
  • Monsters Park of Bomarzo, famous park of late Renaissance origin, famous for its unusual and grotesque-looking sculptures, attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world every year.
  • Civita di Bagnoregio, the so-called dying city, given the delicate position on a calcareous hill that is crumbling. A place that has recently become a destination for visitors from all over the world, the ancient village preserves the testimonies of the peasant places of the past and an atmosphere "out of time" that only Venice manages to overcome.
  • Etruscan necropolis of Tarquinia, historical place essential for lovers of history, an immersion in the Etruscan world unique in the world.
  • Tarquinia historical center, one of the wonders of Tuscia, a whole chapter apart from its architectural beauties, its history, the magic of its landscape.
  • Tuscania historical center, another jewel among the many of the Maremma Tuscia, a walk that is worth 100 times the journey.
  • Lake Bolsena, lakefront Bolsena or Capodimonte, a walk along the lakeside of these countries is absolutely worth the move, as well as a day of relaxation under the trees in the calm tranquility of the lake, sunbathing, or take a pic nic in a unique scenario.
  • Castle of Vulci and nature reserve
  • Botanical Garden
  • Monte Argentario, Porto Santo Stefano, Giglio Island: about 100 km from Viterbo it is possible to immerse yourself literally in one of the cleanest and most varied seas of the Tyrrhenian coast, between the kilometer beaches of Feniglia and Giannella, passing by the rocky coves behind Monte Argentario , from the walks of Porto Santo Stefano, up (for the more adventurous) to a day trip to the islands of Giglio or Giannutri. In the evening return to the base in Viterbo.
  • Fontevivola water park; near Sutri, about 30 minutes from Viterbo there is a nice water park with pools and slides for children of all ages, particularly comfortable and suitable for families, in price and size.

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