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Tuscia is the northern area of Central Italy, encircled by Tuscany
and Umbria. It covers approximately 3,600 square kilometers. The
territory is very heterogeneous: mountains, sea, lakes, nature parks
and woods. Tuscia’s climate changes a lot depending on the area and
its distance from the coast. Winters are rather cold and rainy;
Summers are hot, dry with occasional rainfalls.
Tuscia is located in the center of Italy, one of the areas where the Etruscan civilization developed, after 800 BC.
At the beginning of the 1st millenium, pilgrims from all over Europe began to walk the Francigena from Canterbury to Rome.
The Francigena crossed our territory.
Important Places in Tuscia
The Lake Bolsena formed over 300,000 years ago after a volcanic
explosion. The lake is surrounded by five towns and characterized by
Viterbo is one of the five capital cities of Lazio. It is also known
as the City of Popes being papal seat for about 24 years in the XIII
century. Viterbo’s hyperthermal baths are characterized by
sulphurous-sulphate, bicarbonate–alkaline waters. The water
temperature ranges from 35°C to 60°C It has healing properties in
the field of dermatology, gynecology, rheumathology.
Civita was founded by the Etruscans more than 2,500 years ago.
Because of the heavy erosion its population dwindled to just 6
residents over the course of the 20th century. Civita was the
birthplace of Saint Bonaventure, who lived there and died in 1274.
The Palace is set in the villa of Caprarola. It is one of the best
examples of Mannerist architecture in our territory. It was built in
the XVI century by the architect Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola for the
noble family Farnese.