Welcome to Viterbo


Founded by the Etruscans and later taken over by the Romans, it developed into an important medieval centre, and in the 13th century became the seat of the popes. It was bombed heavily in WWII, but much of its historic core survived and is today in remarkably good nick. This, together with its good bus connections, makes it a pleasant base for exploring Lazio's rugged north.


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$171.41 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip from Rome to Viterbo, Bagnaia, Thermal Baths & Lake Vico w hotel pickup

This unique and memorable day trip can start from your hotel in Rome, from the cruise port of Civitavecchia or from any accommodation in the area. An expreienced english speaking driver-guide will pick you up with a comfortable new air-conditioned vehicle. You will first reach Viterbo, a lovely town that well preserves its medieval walls and monuments and was the residence of the Popes during XIII century. Here you will visit the Cathedral and the Papal Palace where the first conclave election took place in history. You will also see the tombs of the Popes that lived in the city. After touring Viterbo highlights you will reach Bagnaia and the magnificent Villa Lante with its famous Renaissance gardens. The water games and the architecture designs are fantastic and are a must-see in the region. The guide will take you great places to have lunch with genuine local food and wines ( included in the tour price). A large production of chestnuts, hazelnuts and other agricultural products make local cuisine really tasty and truly worth trying. in the afternoon you will enjoy a ride around the natural volcanic Lake Vico, featured in many movies and very little touched by human hand. The panorama is truly enchanting and you will have the opportunity to take many beautiful pictures. The trip will end with a fun and relaxing swim in the Papal hot baths. These natural sources of hot therapeutic water have been famous since Ancient Rome and for centuries nobles and locals have been enjoying their pools. After this unforgettable day trip the driver will take you back to Rome or any other accommodation in the area you wish to return.

$890 Cultural & Theme Tours

5 Days Colombian Coffee Culture, Cocora Valley, Salento, Filandia and Much More

ItineraryDay 1: Salento Coffee FincaStop At: Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty Pereira, Pereira, Risaralda DepartmentYou'll be collected from the Pereira Matecaña International Airport and take a wonderful drive through the beautiful; scenery to your waiting accommodation; a working coffee finca on the outskirts of Salento.You will have free time for the remainder of the day to explore this beautiful finca or take an optional 1-2 hr hike to some beautiful hidden waterfalls close by. Duration: 2 daysMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Salento Working Coffee FincaDay 2: Wax Palms, Salento and Coffee TourStop At: Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty Pereira, Pereira, Risaralda DepartmentYou will be collected from the finca and taken for a wonderful drive to the Cocora Valley were you will walk through the Wax Palm Forrest of the Cocora Valley.Following this you’ll enjoy a walking tour of Salento and a stop for some lunch, in one of the many fine restaurants.Next you’ll be taken back to the coffee finca, but this time you’ll also be enjoying a full coffee tour explaining exactly how everything works, and a complete explanation of the entire process from seed to cup.You’ll then enjoy the tranquility of this area, with nothing but the sounds of the birds and the river, as you relax in this surreal location.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Salento Working Coffee FincaDay 3: Santa Rosa de Cabal Thermal Hot Springs / FilandiaStop At: Filandia Centro Artesanal, Filandia, Quindio DepartmentWill be a trip to the magical location of the Thermal Hot Springs of Santa Rosa. Surrounded by a tropical jungle you’ll walk through and soak up the mineral rich waters in this amazing setting, along with wandering these beautiful grounds and exploring the unbelievable waterfall.Following this amazingly relaxing excursion, you’ll be taken to the amazingly colorful town of Filandia. If you thought Salento was an exceptionally colorful town with wonderful architecture, you will absolutely love this place. Here you will enjoy a walking tour and be staying the night in the heart of this wonderful town.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Filandia HotelDay 4: Belalcázar and Viterbo TourStop At: Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty Pereira, Pereira, Risaralda DepartmentSite back and relax as you are driven high through the plantations of Coffee and Platino (similar to bananas) to reach the peak of Belalcázar. Once here you’ll enjoy the breathtaking views of 4 states of Colombia and the amazing site of a giant statue of “Christ the King” overlooking the valleys and town below. You’ll climb to the top of this giant statue and enjoy a full 360% view for 100’s of miles in every direction.Next you’ll enjoy a short journey to the entrance of Viterbo, where you can change vehicle for a picturesque ride in a Willys through to the town center. You’ll then be collected in the plaza and continue onto a lake full of fish, which will be where you’ll stop for lunch. You’ll also have a choice of catching for your own lunch using a bamboo fishing pole.After lunch you’ll journey back into the town of Viterbo and enjoy some free time before checking in to your hotel and your choice of activities, or just to relax.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Viterbo FincaDay 5: Viterbo Free Day to Explore More / Airport drop-offStop At: Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty Pereira, Pereira, Risaralda DepartmentYour transport will be waiting to take you to the airport at anytime for the next part of your Colombian adventure, or if you have arranged for another night or more accommodation to explore more of the Zona Cafetera region (highly recommended and can be organised with us after booking), your transport will be waiting for another day. Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$195.92 Shore Excursions

Shore excursion from Civitavecchia Port to Viterbo and its Villas

You will admire the picturesque medieval historical center of Viterbo, and its nearby Villas: Villa Lante and Farnese Palace in Caprarola. Viterbo, known also as the Papal City, is famous for its 12th century Cathedral and San Pellegrino area, the oldest and best preserved quarter of the town, with its medieval houses and towers, arches, arrow streets running between little piazzas decorated with fountains. Then we’ll move to Villa Lante to admire its amazing gardens and Palazzo Farnese in Caprarola, enriched with stunning frescoes.Lante residence is split into two small twin buildings (even if built at different times) symmetrical with respect to the central axis of the garden that dominates the entire composition through the water path. The Garden of Villa Lante is thus an enchanted place created and wanted by a powerful cardinal in the name of the supremacy of man over nature.Palazzo Farnese is a majestic sixteenth-century used like residence from Alessandro Farnese, nephew of Pope Paul III.After the visits, you will back in Civitavecchia in time to get on board in time.

$44.95 Private & Custom Tours

Viterbo Private Tour with Popes Tombs, Conclave Palace, Duomo

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Palazzo dei Priori, Viterbo, Province of Viterbo, LazioEnjoy a sightseeing and historic 3 hour private guided tour of Viterbo city center. This amazing town is located at the feet of volcanic lakes and natural water springs and was chosen as main residence by the Popes of XIII century leaving Rome behind. The Pontiffs built new monuments and richly decorated churches, palaces, squares and other spectacular sites. A top-rated local guide will show you Viterbo highlights and you will discover many interesting places and precious treasures including the Cathedral and the Priori Palace where some Popes are buried and the first Conclave of history took place. You will travel back in time to the Italian middle-ages. You will also explore one of Europe' best preserved medieval districts: San Pellegrino. It has been the set for  many famous movies (Orson Wells and Fellini  shot here) and tv series. Viterbo is also famous for its wines and cuisine. Your guide will suggest you the most authentic eateries and wineries where to fully enjoy local food.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Viterbo, Province of Viterbo, LazioEnjoy a sightseeing and historic 3 hour private guided tour of Viterbo city center. This amazing town is located at the feet of volcanic lakes and natural water springs and was chosen as main residence by the Popes of XIII century leaving Rome behind. The Pontiffs built new monuments and richly decorated churches, palaces, squares and other spectacular sites. A top-rated local guide will show you Viterbo highlights and you will discover many interesting places and precious treasures including the Cathedral and the Priori Palace where some Popes are buried and the first Conclave of history took place. You will travel back in time to the Italian middle-ages. You will also explore one of Europe' best preserved medieval districts: San Pellegrino. It has been the set for  many famous movies (Orson Wells and Fellini  shot here) and tv series. Viterbo is also famous for its wines and cuisine. Your guide will suggest you the most authentic eateries and wineries where to fully enjoy local food.Duration: 2 hours

$872.89 Cultural & Theme Tours

4 Day Lakes of the Centre from Rome

Day 1 Meeting with our guide and minibus in the hotel lobby at 08.30. Departure for Lake Bracciano, the third largest of central Italy, famous holiday resort of the Romans. Arrival to Anguillara Sabazia, a city of 20,000 inhabitants that overlooks the eastern part of the lake and fascinates the tourist with its narrow streets and full of medieval-style stairs. Continuation to Bracciano, greater center of the lake, which stands out for its panoramic views, the Orsini Castle and good food. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, departure for Lake Vico, the highest in Italy. Stop at Ronciglione, which overlooks the southern part of the lake with its beautiful fortress, the Roman Gate and the Municipal Palace. Continuation for Viterbo and accommodation at the hotel.Day 2 - BIn the morning, visit of the old town of Viterbo, already known as "City of the Popes", for having been papal seat in the thirteenth century; such as the Palace of the Popes, the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and a beautiful historical center composed of streets and buildings of the Middle Ages. Continuation for Lake Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe, with arrival in Capodimonte, village in the southernmost part of the lake, which stands out for its volcanic sand beach surrounded by Italian gardens. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, a panoramic route to Bolsena, the largest center of the lake, and embarkation by boat for a one-hour excursion to the islands of Bisentina and Martana. Return to Bolsena and then to Viterbo. Accommodation.Day 3 - BDeparture for Lake Trasimeno, the largest lake in central Italy. Arrival in Castiglione del Lago, already a member of the club of the most beautiful boroughs of Italy, today an elegant village on the western side of the lake in which the Ducal Palace and the old Lion Rock stand out. Continuation for Passignano through a beautiful panoramic route of border between the regions Umbria and Tuscany. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, board the ferry to the Isla Mayor, which is in front of the beautiful village. Visit this picturesque set of houses where only 17 people live and then return to Passignano to follow Perugia. Accommodation.Day 4 - BIn the morning, visit the capital of the Umbrian region, ancient Etruscan center and rich city of history and art. You can admire the Palazzo dei Priori, the Fontana Mayor, the Etruscan Gate of the 3rd century BC, the Cathedral and the medieval wall. Free time for lunch. Departure to Rome and end of the tour.

$126.05 Cultural & Theme Tours

Civitavecchia Shore Excursion, Orvieto and Bagnoregio Private Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Duomo di Orvieto, Orvieto, Province of Terni, UmbriaA Beautiful Cathedral built in the 13th century and famous all over the world because of its magnificent façade, the chapel of corporal, a white clothe stained with the blood of Christ and the splendi chapel dedicated to Saint Brizio, Bishop of OrvietoDuration: 1 hourStop At: Orvieto Caves, Orvieto, Province of Terni, UmbriaA very interesting network of subterrenean and underground galleries which criss-crossed and extended over several stories for miles. Originally exavated more than 3 thousand years ago by the Etruscan to tap the water. Afterward, became refuge of people due to barbarical invasions. Then in the first half of the 1900s used as fridge.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Torre del Moro, Orvieto, Province of Terni, UmbriaFrom the top the view over the city is breathtaking.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Civita di Bagnoregio, Civita di Bagnoregio, Province of Viterbo, LazioThis charming little town was founded by Etruscans around 2500 years ago on top of a hill formed by “tufah” stone. The area must have been really different in those days. The natural erosion and earthquakes have really changed the town a lot less space on the hilltop than it originally had. In 1695 one of those earthquakes destroyed the sort of natural bridge that linked Civita to the bugger nearby the town of Bagnoregio. The natural erosion hasn't stopped and the sides of the hill keep crumbling down and therefore they call Civita “ the dying city”. Civita, like an island is connected by a narrow walkway to reality and to the surrounding countryside; it takes us for away, not so much in distance as in time...Duration: 3 days 18 hours