Tuscia to discover: villages, food and wine!
An essential mini tour to explore two of the most representative towns of Tuscia: Viterbo, the capital, also known as the city of the Popes, which boasts the largest medieval quarter in Europe, and the jewel of Lake Bolsena: Montefiascone.
Amidst lost villages and towns, traditional olive oil mills, butcher’s shops and ancient wine cellars, you will explore with us one of the most precious corners of central Italy.
Private Tour: 2 people – duration 3 days / 2 nights
Price per person: from € 265
Customise this tour directly with the local Expert who organises torganises tours to discover the treasures of Tuscia: gardens, villas, archaeological sites, picturesque villages and gastronomic experiences.
|Where||Tuscia Viterbese – Lazio Region|
|When||All year round – start time 4 p.m.|
|Tour itinerary includes||Nature, archaeology, culture, food and wine|
|Not included||International flights, transfers|
Day 1: Viterbo
Arrival in Viterbo. You will meet the local guide who will take you on a discovery of Europe’s largest medieval quarter, among narrow streets, views, squares and charming fountains.
We will discover a small jewel of local craftsmanship, jealously guarded in the medieval quarter’s treasure chest: the ancient olive oil mill that still uses the ancient stone process!
The olive oil mill was built before the unification of Italy and houses three small museums: the olive oil museum, the coconut fibre spinning and weaving museum and the World War II museum.
During the experience, the owner will show you the traditional “fiscolo”, a basket made from a kind of rope obtained from hemp or coconut fibres, which was used to squeeze olive oil from olives. In the past, the fiscolo was made from broom. This family is one of the very few in Italy that still makes old-fashioned fiscoli by hand.
At the end of the visit, olive oil tasting on slices of unsalted bread from Viterbo. In the evening accommodation at a B&B in the historic centre of Viterbo. Dinner on your own and overnight stay.
Included: Guided tour of the San Pellegrino medieval quarter, visit to the olive oil mill with olive oil tasting, accommodation at a B&B in the historical centre of Viterbo
Day 2: Ferento & Viterbo
At 10 a.m., meet your archaeological guide in front of the Tourist Office of Viterbo and leave by your own means for Ferento. You will begin your visit to the archaeological gem located just 8 km from Viterbo.
Roman Ferento was founded after the abandonment of the Etruscan settlement of Acquarossa and became very important especially during the imperial period. In Roman times, Ferento was given the title of Civitas Splendissima.
At 12 noon, you will meet the owner of a well-known butcher’s shop in Viterbo. The food experience begins with a visit to the production departments, including the ageing cell of the famous hams, from the salting phases to the peppering.
Afterwards, at 1 p.m., a lunch-tasting based on the ham company’s products and other delicacies from the area awaits you in the tasting room, with a first course, hot porchetta, dry cakes, water and a glass of wine.
Free afternoon. In the evening return to the B&B, dinner on your own and accommodation.
Visited: Ferento and Viterbo
Included: Guided tour of Ferento, guided tour and tasting at a Norcineria (pork-butchery), accommodation at a B&B in the historic centre of Viterbo with breakfast
Day 3: Montefiascone
Breakfast. Transfer by own means to Montefiascone, a charming town overlooking Lake Bolsena near Rome, famous for its wine production.
Afterwards you will visit the most prestigious and ancient winery in the area. Our hosts will take you on a tour of the volcanic caves, where barrels, cisterns and thousands of bottles rest, heedless of time, to taste three of the winery’s representative wines and discover a land naturally suited to wine production.
A land linked above all to its most famous wine, Est! Est!! Est!!!.
Lunch on your own and departure for the return journey.
Included: Breakfast, guided tour of a winery with tasting of three wines
|2 nights at a B&B in the historic centre of Viterbo with B&B treatment (breakfast included)|
|Guided tour of the medieval quarter of Viterbo|
|Guided tour and olive oil tasting at a traditional olive oil mill|
|Guided tour of Ferento|
|Guided tour and lunch-tasting at a pork butcher’s shop with a first course, hot porchetta, dry cakes, water and a glass of wine|
|Guided tour and wine tasting at the winery in Montefiascone|
|What’s not included:|
|All transfers in the programme|
|All meals not mentioned|
|Additional entrances and extras in general|
|Everything not included in the “what’s included” section of this tour through the villages of Tuscia|
Price per person: € 265 – minimum 2 people
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Payments: 100% at the time of booking
- 30% penalty for cancellations made up to 15 days before the start of the trip
- 70% penalty for cancellations made between 14 and 3 days before the start of the trip
- 100% penalty for cancellations made less than 3 days before the start of the trip
We recommend to subscribe an insurance policy that covers any penalties in case of cancellation of this food tour to discover the villages of Tuscia. See also the Italia Delight Terms and Conditions (art. 11).
- 2 nights at a B&B in the historic centre of Viterbo with B&B treatment (breakfast included)
- Guided tour of the medieval quarter of Viterbo
- Guided tour and olive oil tasting at a traditional olive oil mill
- Guided tour of Ferento
- Guided tour and lunch-tasting at a pork butcher’s shop with a first course, hot porchetta, dry cakes, water and a glass of wine
- Guided tour and wine tasting at the winery in Montefiascone
What’s not included:
- All transfers in the programme
- All meals not mentioned
- Additional entrances and extras in general
- Everything not included in the “what’s included” section of this tour through the villages of Tuscia
Hello, I am Alessio and I welcome you to the land of Tuscia!
I have been working in the tourism sector for many years, with our DMC of Alto Lazio, active in Viterbo since 1994.
For years we have been creating tours for travel agencies, private groups and individual tourists. We implement projects, experiences and strategies to connect the territory with new travellers to discover this corner of central Italy.
Contact me for any information, curiosity and travel ideas in Tuscia, I will be happy to give you my contribution to create your itinerary!
Price per person: € 265
To send a trip enquiry, contact the local Expert who organises this trip.