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November 26, 2017 Local Voices
The Pearl of the Agro Falisco: The “Fantibassi” Passageway
Excavated entirely by hand by the ancient Etruscan/ Faliscan people, the “Fantibassi” Passageways represent one of the greatest examples of these ancient civilizations’ construction abilities.
August 28, 2017 Local Voices
Discovering the ancient stone church of San Selmo, by Luca from Civita Castellana (VT)
For a few years now, I’ve been traveling to the most remote corners of the Agrofaliscan area around Civita Castellana, in search of its many hidden treasures, or tesori nascosti. However, I’ve never found myself in a situation quite like that of today.
May 24, 2017 Local Voices
Castel d’Ischia (Castel Sant’Elia), di Luca da Civita Castellana (VT)
At the foot of Monte l'Ulivo in the Province of Viterbo, located on the edge of a cliff of volcanic rock, the medieval site of Castel d'Ischia stands on the ruins of an ancient Faliscan village, complete with walls, tombs converted into dwellings, and cisterns.
May 11, 2017 Local Voices
HORTUS URBIS is an experimental project celebrating public green space and biodiversity, developed by Zappata Romana and the Park of the Via Appia Antica.
May 10, 2017 Tour Guides
Italy Punto G Vacanze
Italy Punto G vacanze is an Italian travel agency and tour operator located near Rome, we offer mainly gourmet tours with unforgettable cooking classes and wine tastings, special tours, custom-tailored tours in Italy and mainly in Tuscany with a personal touch to small groups.
May 5, 2017 Itinerary
The Grand Gardens of the Borromean Islands
In the far north of Italy on Lago Maggiore, minutes away from the border with Switzerland, are the picturesque Isole Borromee. Benefiting from a unique microclimate, the area offers more sunshine and mild temperatures than other northern Italian zones. The islands are noted for their natural and manmade beauty, in particular their grand gardens from the 17th and 18th centuries.
May 2, 2017 Itinerary
Parco Degli Acquedotti
In addition to the charming manicured gardens and elegant villas of the center, Rome also offers several natural parks, offering a much more rustic experience for visitors. One example is Parco Degli Acquedotti, which sits approximately 8 km from the center of Rome in the Regional Park of the Appian Way. At 240 hectares, the Parco Degli Acquedotti offers ample space for running, biking, and relax.
May 2, 2017 Itinerary
Villa Doria Pamphili
The largest public manicured park in Rome, the garden of Villa Doria Pamphili covers 184 hectares of land, making it more than twice the size of Villa Borghese. The park sits on Gianicolo Hill to the west of the Tevere river, outside the ancient center of Rome. Today, visitors can easily arrive by foot or public transit from the nearby quarter of Trastevere or the Park of Gianicolo.
May 2, 2017 Itinerary
Perhaps the most famous of all gardens in Rome, due to its prestigious position above Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese is the city's third largest public park. With a mixture of styles, from classical Italian to English, fountains, ponds, monuments, various buildings, and even the Biopark (zoo) of Rome, the park offers over 80 hectares of land to explore.
May 2, 2017 Itinerary
Public Parks and Gardens of Rome
Rome is undeniably a city of contrasts. It is both a diffused museum of ancient history that attracts large numbers of tourists, and a bustling (sometimes chaotic) modern capital city. Fortunately, for those looking to escape from the congestion of the city, Rome also offers more protected green space than any other European city. With more than 20 parks, gardens, and protected areas to choose from, three parks stand out for their natural and historic value.
May 1, 2017 Itinerary
Villa Lante di Bagnaia
Located just 5 km east of Viterbo in the village of Bagnaia is one of Italy's most famous gardens, Villa Lante. Adorned with manicured lawns with shaped hedges, fountains, and grottoes, the 16th century garden offers 22 hectares of beauty to explore.
April 30, 2017 Itinerary
Must-see Lakes North of Rome
If you have time to spare on your trip to Rome or are looking for an escape from the chaos of the city, you don't have to look far to find opportunities to connect with nature. In fact, within 2 hours of Rome there are dozens of natural parks, serene lakes, and quiet, picturesque villages to explore.
April 28, 2017 Events
Cheese Festival by Slow Food
For artisanal producers and cheese lovers alike, the greatest festival dedicated exclusively to cheese is back for its 20th Birthday from September 15-18 in Bra, Piedmont in northern Italy. Join #SlowFood for #Cheese 2017!
April 27, 2017 Itinerary
Terme dei Papi
For thousands of years, people have sought natural thermal pools for their healing and therapeutic qualities. In fact, more than 2500 years ago, the Etruscan people residing in central Italy were already appreciating the thermal area near Viterbo.
April 27, 2017 Itinerary
Located less than 30 minutes outside of Padua, located in Veneto in Northern Italy, is an idyllic spot for connecting with nature: the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills, or Parco dei Colli Euganei.
April 26, 2017 Events
International Pasta Festival 2017
In a country with distinct regions that are often at odds with one another, there may be only one thing can bring them together in solidarity. You guessed it: pasta.
April 25, 2017 Events
Discover the ancient Via Appia Antica at #AppiaDay 2017
In some places, like Rome's Via Appia Antica, it seems that time has stood still for more than 2000 years. Come discover the wonder for yourself at #AppiaDay, on May 14, 2017 from 8:00am-6:00pm, a free event allowing access to the area's monuments, secrets, and beauty.
April 25, 2017 History
Via Appia Antica
The most famous preserved road from ancient Rome, the Appian Way (Via Appia in Italian) is one of the most significant archeological sites in the entire city.
April 24, 2017 Local Voices
Parco dei Mostri, by Flavio from Orte (VT)
A scary ogre and a huge turtle. Two sphinxes. Dragons, lions and elephants. Women with snakelike tails. A leaning house that gives you vertigo, as if you were caught on a boat in a storm. If you're enticed by strange creatures and strong emotions, come to visit Parco dei Mostri in Bomarzo.
April 23, 2017 Events
Discover the ancient Greek city of Ietas
This spring, discover the ancient Greek city of Ietas in western Sicily, with several educational guided tours offered by CoopCulture.
April 22, 2017 Events
Radicepura Garden Festival 2017
For those with a passion for gardening or landscape design in Mediterranean climates, something fascinating is happening on the foothills of Mt. Etna in eastern Sicily: the Radicepura Garden Festival.
April 20, 2017 Events
San Pellegrino in Fiore 2017
Watch the medieval center of Viterbo come to life during the 31st Edition of San Pellegrino in Fiore, from April 28th- May 1st, 2017. The event, which has become synonymous with springtime in the city, has gained in popularity since its inauguration in 1987. This year, the city is expecting more tourists than ever, so come early and fall in love with Viterbo!
April 17, 2017 Events
Upcoming Springtime Sagre to Enjoy
Perhaps there is no better way to honor and discover local tradition in Italy than by participating in a sagra, a community festival celebrating local identity and cuisine.
April 13, 2017 Local Voices
Civita di Bagnoregio, by Giulia from Bolsena (VT)
The dying city. The enchanted city. The city of ghosts. The pearl of Calanchi. These are just some nicknames for Civita di Bagnoregio, the ancient city that in recent years has become the most famous touristic site in Tuscia, a cultural area in Northern Lazio. If you come to Tuscia, you must visit Civita di Bagnoregio.
April 12, 2017 Volunteer opportunities
Retake Roma is a nonprofit movement of everyday citizens who seek to remove vandalism in the forms of graffiti, posters/adhesives, and litter that plague the city of Rome.
April 8, 2017 Local Voices
The Necropolis of “Castellaccio” and its Magnificent Landscape, by Luca from Civita Castellana (VT)
The Faliscan necropolis of castellaccio is a true historical and natural paradise in the heart of Civita Castellana (Viterbo). Situated on a plateau overlooking the confluence of Rio Maggiore and Rio Purgatorio, this "city of the dead" is part of a much larger network of necropolises.
April 7, 2017 Local Voices
The Wonders of Tuscia, by Stefania from Viterbo (VT)
Tuscia, another name for the Province of Viterbo in Northern Lazio, offers a variety of hidden treasures for those seeking something different from the nearby tourist hot-spots of Rome and Florence.
March 30, 2017 Itinerary
For those interested in seeing more than the touristic triad of Venice, Florence and Rome, and for those unwilling to settle for experiencing Italy's breathtaking countryside from the window of the high speed train, the ancient Via Francigena may just be more your speed.
March 27, 2017 Cycling
Rome by Bike
While tourists have long enjoyed organized bike tours of the calm rolling hills and vineyards of Tuscany and Piedmont, independent travelers can also appreciate cycling options in bustling, cosmopolitan Rome.