31 days in Italy Itinerary

31 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 2 nights
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Padua
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Verona
Drive
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Bellagio
— 1 night
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Milan
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
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Lucca
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Volterra
— 2 nights
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San Gimignano
— 1 night
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Monteriggioni
— 1 night
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Siena
— 2 nights
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Montalcino
— 4 nights
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Pienza
— 2 nights
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Montepulciano
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Castiglione del Lago
— 1 night
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Sorano
— 2 nights
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Pitigliano
— 2 nights
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Civita di Bagnoregio
— 1 night
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Orvieto
— 1 night
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Rome
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Venice

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice holiday app.

Dallas, USA to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. In July, Venice is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. You will leave for Padua on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Padua

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Prato della Valle and then ponder the world of politics at Ragione Palace.

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Traveling by shuttle from Venice to Padua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Padua sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Verona.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites

Verona

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 2nd (Mon), take a stroll through Via Mazzini and then experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

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Getting from Padua to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Padua in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Verona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bellagio.

Things to do in Verona

Neighborhoods · Nightlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Bellagio

— 1 night

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
On the 2nd (Mon), admire the striking features of Villa Monastero and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bellagio online route planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Bellagio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bellagio are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Milan

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan holiday planning site.

You can drive from Bellagio to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Cinque Terre

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Fegina, and then take in the waterfront at Passeggiata Lungomare.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Milan to Cinque Terre by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. August in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), you're off to Lucca.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Lucca

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lucca visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Lucca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Signoria. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Cappelle Medicee, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence planner.

Drive from Lucca to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Volterra.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Volterra

— 2 nights
Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.HistoryVolterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri or Vlathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. On the 8th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museo Etrusco Guarnacci, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca e Museo Civico, steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Priori, then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre, and finally delve into the distant past at Porta all'Arco. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Bolgheri - Borgo Medievale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Giacomo e Cristoforo, get to know the resident critters at Parco Gallorose, then make a splash at Acqua Village Cecina, and finally kick back and relax at Bagno La Lanterna.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Volterra road trip planning website.

You can drive from Florence to Volterra in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Volterra

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

San Gimignano

— 1 night

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, make a trip to Historic Centre of San Gimignano, get engrossed in the history at Torre e Casa Campatelli, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rocca of Montestaffoli, and finally make a trip to Duomo di San Gimignano.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Gimignano online trip builder.

Getting from Volterra to San Gimignano by car takes about an hour. In August in San Gimignano, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monteriggioni.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Monteriggioni

— 1 night
On the 11th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, then admire the landmark architecture of Walls of Monteriggioni, and finally make a trip to Centro storico di Monteriggioni.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Monteriggioni holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Monteriggioni takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Monteriggioni

Historic Sites

Siena

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, see the interesting displays at Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana, then explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and finally admire the masterpieces at Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella di Piazza, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Contrada Priora della Civetta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, and finally take an in-depth tour of MOnd - Museo della Contrada Capitana dell'Onda.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Siena attractions planner.

Siena is just a short distance from Monteriggioni. August in Siena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montalcino.

Things to do in Siena

Museums · Historic Sites

Montalcino

— 4 nights

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Popular historic sites such as Castello Tricerchi and Borgo Medievale Cinto da Mura are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Museo della Mezzadria and Museo Civico e Diocesano. Raccolta Archeologica capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore and make a trip to Fortezza di Montalcino.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Montalcino online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Montalcino takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Montalcino sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pienza.

Things to do in Montalcino

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Pienza

— 2 nights
Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. On the 18th (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Comunale di Pienza, steep yourself in history at Corso il Rossellino, admire the striking features of Palazzo Piccolomini, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Pio II. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Collegiata di San Quirico, admire the natural beauty at Horti Leonini, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Quirico d'Orcia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, then steep yourself in history at Terme Bagno Vignoni, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Sorgenti.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pienza online trip itinerary planner.

Pienza is very close to Montalcino. In August, daily temperatures in Pienza can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Montepulciano.

Things to do in Pienza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Montepulciano

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Via di Gracciano nel Corso, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dome of Montepulciano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempio di San Biagio.

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Montepulciano is just a short distance from Pienza. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Castiglione del Lago.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Historic Sites

Castiglione del Lago

— 1 night
Castiglione del Lago is a town in the Province of Perugia of Umbria (central Italy), on the southwest corner of Lake Trasimeno. On the 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Isola Maggiore, get great views at La Rocca di Passignano Sul Trasimeno, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Domenico, then step into the grandiose world of Palazzo della Corgna - Palazzo Ducale, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca del Leone.

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Castiglione del Lago is very close to Montepulciano. In August, daytime highs in Castiglione del Lago are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sorano.

Things to do in Castiglione del Lago

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sorano

— 2 nights
Sorano is a town and comune in the province of Grosseto, southern Tuscany (Italy).It as an ancient medieval hill town hanging from a tuff stone over the Lente River.HistorySorano was probably inhabited by Villanovan culture, but the first historical mentions are relative to the 3rd century BC, when it was an Etruscan city under the influence of the more populous nearby Sovana.Disappearing from history under the Roman domination, it is again known in 862 when a county was founded by Emperor Louis II, under the Aldobrandeschi suzerainty. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Parco degli Etruschi, don't miss a visit to Fortezza Orsini, walk around Parco Archeologico Citta del Tufo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Pietro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico, and finally make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Insediamento rupestre di Vitozza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Santuario di Maria SS. del Suffragio, examine the collection at Museo civico archeologico e delle tradizioni popolari, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Costume Farnesiano, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Della Terra.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sorano road trip app.

Drive from Castiglione del Lago to Sorano in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sorano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Pitigliano.

Things to do in Sorano

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Pitigliano

— 2 nights
Pitigliano is a town in the province of Grosseto, located about 80km south-east of the city of Grosseto, in Italy. On the 23rd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Acquedotto Mediceo di Pitigliano, examine the collection at Museo Civico Archeologico della Civilta Etrusca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano, then explore the historical opulence of Museo di Palazzo Orsini, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Paolo (Duomo di Pitigliano), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Madonna delle Grazie. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parco Torre di Lavello, contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico di Tuscania, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ex Convento di San Francesco, then step into the grandiose world of Castello dell'Abbadia, and finally delve into the distant past at Vulci.

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Pitigliano is just a stone's throw from Sorano. In August, daytime highs in Pitigliano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Civita di Bagnoregio.

Things to do in Pitigliano

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Civita di Bagnoregio

— 1 night
Civita di Bagnoregio is a town in the Province of Viterbo in central Italy, a suburb of the comune of Bagnoregio, 1km east from it. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Castello e Torre Monaldeschi, explore the historical opulence of Castello Baglioni, see a world frozen in time at Centro Storico di Celleno Vecchia, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Orsini, then engage your brain at Museo Geologico e delle Frane, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Donato Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Civita di Bagnoregio trip builder.

Traveling by car from Pitigliano to Civita di Bagnoregio takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Civita di Bagnoregio are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Civita di Bagnoregio

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Orvieto

— 1 night

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella del Corporale, Head underground at Orvieto Underground, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Orvieto, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Moro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant'Andrea, Orvieto, and finally examine the collection at Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Orvieto road trip app.

You can drive from Civita di Bagnoregio to Orvieto in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Orvieto can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Pantheon. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, take a stroll through Trastevere, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and make a trip to St. Peter's Square.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip site.

Drive from Orvieto to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Province of Viterbo travel guide

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Gardens · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
See also Viterbo, Texas and Viterbo University. For ancient Ferento, see Ferentium. For the municipality in Colombia, see Viterbo, CaldasViterbo is an ancient city and comune in the Lazio region of central Italy, the capital of the province of Viterbo.It conquered and absorbed the neighboring town of Ferento in its early history. It is approximately 80km north of GRA (Rome) on the Via Cassia, and it is surrounded by the Monti Cimini and Monti Volsini. The historic center of the city is surrounded by medieval walls, still intact, built during the 11th and 12th centuries. Entrance to the walled center of the city is through ancient gates.Apart from agriculture, the main resources of Viterbo's area are pottery, marble, and wood. The town is home to the Italian gold reserves, an important Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Tuscia, and the Italian Army's Aviation Command headquarters and training centre. It is located in a wide thermal area, attracting many tourists from the whole of central Italy.HistoryThe first report of the new city dates to the eighth century CE, when it is identified as Castrum Viterbii. It was fortified in 773 by the Lombard King Desiderius in his vain attempt to conquer Rome. When the popes switched to the Frankish support, Viterbo became part of the Papal States, but this status was to be highly contested by the emperors in the following centuries, until in 1095 it is known it was a free comune.

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