Art Itineraries in Tuscia
Every little corner of this land bears witness to the Etruscans, to medieval
warfare and to the pomp and circumstance of the Renaissance. Unlike many other
regions, this area has always maintained a healthy balance of land and human
settlements. Here, the evolution of art and architecture over the centuries
is very well represented. In the 1500s, for example, Pope Paolo III (Farnese)
commissioned Caprarola to build the palace that was designed by Vignola and
still bears the Caprarola name.
Vignola also designed Villa Lante at Bagnaia with its splendid Italian gardens.
Viterbo, in the 1200s named the “City of Popes”, is not to be
missed, and neither is Tuscania which bears witness to both medieval and Renaissance
times. You should also visit Tarquinia, the ancient Etruscan city, Soriano
Nel Cimino with the Orsini Rock, Civita di Bagnoregio – the dying city.
Wherever you go in these regions, you will find cultural and artistic history
thousands of years old.