The path is completely excavated in the tuff, a volcanic rock that characterizes the current landscape of Tuscia. The origin of the tunnels is controversial. According to some accredited theories advanced by scholars and archaeologists, the first cut in the tuff could even date back to the Etruscans. At that time, the structure was probably used as a hydraulic system, a way to collect and channel rain and river water, and then to sort it where necessary through a dense network of tunnels.
Considered among the most impressive Renaissance fortresses in Europe, Odescalchi Castle boasts a history dating back to the 15th century. With this entry ticket, visit the castle at your own pace, and admire displays of furnishings, frescos, manuscripts, paintings, and weaponry from Italian nobility. Hear of the kings, popes, and noblemen who have called Odescalchi Castle home over the years, and learn how it earned its place in the Italian history books.
Enjoy a memorable day trip full of spectacular panoramas, UNESCO protected sites, art treasures, archaological and natural natural wonders. An experienced driver guide with air-conditioned comfortable new minivan will pick you up at your accomodation in Rome or in the surrounding area, at the airport or at the Cruise Port of Civitavecchia. You will explore the Etruscan necropolis of Cerveteri, the famous excavated city of Ancient tombs-houses still painted and decorated. You will visit the old town of Caere and reach Bracciano Lake. It is one of the most beautiful volcanic lakes in Italy. You will discover the town of Trevignano and the Odescalchi castle ( from outside), a Renaissance magnificent fortress where VIPs get wed today. Tom Cruise got married here for instance. You will love the pictoresque medieval villages, the scenery beauty and local food and wines ( lunch is included).
Breeze past entrance lines with skip-the-line admission to one of the most important historic monuments in Viterbo, the Papal Palace. That saves you time and trouble so you can easily see the palace’s conclave halls, frescoes, and loggias. Your ticket also provides use of audio commentary, and access to the Museo Colle del Duomo, which is located right across Piazza San Lorenzo.
In my region, Lazio, we are fortunate to have the most beautiful city in the world, Rome.But this does not mean that there is only Rome. If you come on a cruise or stay a few days after or before it, take advantage of visiting these exceptional places.Imagine for a moment the opportunity you can take;Bomarzo, an amusement park made by our ancestors or Villa Lante, with its splendid Italian gardens, already the winner of numerous international awards and finally Viterbo, where you can take a trip in the times that were, since it has remained the same from the Middle Ages.Not to mention the homemade and genuine cuisine of these lands, famous throughout Italy !!!!In short, about an hour from the port of Civitavecchia, opt for this choice, you won't regret it and all your friends and relatives will be amazed when they see such beauties.Always remember in Lazio we have everything, even Rome !!!
Located on Lake Bracciano, Castello Orsini-Odescalchi is one of Italy’s largest and grandest castles—and this tour from Civitavecchia makes visiting simple. Meet your guide after disembarking from the cruise port shuttle, and set off with just a small group for company. Upon arrival at the castle, you’ll explore the landmark, will learn about its history, and will even enjoy a traditional Italian meal before returning to Civitavecchia.
Shore excursions can be exhausting, but this trip to the Terme dei Papi spa will leave you relaxed and refreshed. Soak away your cares in the pool fed from the waters of the Spring of Bullicame and indulge in a therapeutic treatment with the rich mud from Lake Bagnaccio. Convenient round-trip transportation from the Civitavecchia port means you can spend more time unwinding in the spa’s pool and grounds.