12 days in Rome, Saturnia & Province of Viterbo Itinerary

12 days in Rome, Saturnia & Province of Viterbo Itinerary

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Rome
— 4 nights
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Saturnia
— 3 nights
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Viterbo
— 2 nights
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Tarquinia
— 2 nights
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Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Vatican Necropolis and Tempio dei Dioscuri will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna E Contemporanea and Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede, explore the ancient world of National Roman Museum - Baths of Diocletian, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace.

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Milan to Rome is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Saturnia.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

Saturnia

— 3 nights
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Centro storico and Chiesa di Santa Maria e San Rocco. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Archeologico all'Aperto Alberto Manzi and Villa Acquaviva - La Fattoria. Change things up with a short trip to Museo Civico Archeologico della Civilta Etrusca in Pitigliano (about 32 minutes away).

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Traveling by car from Rome to Saturnia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Saturnia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Viterbo.

Things to do in Saturnia

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Viterbo

— 2 nights
See also Viterbo, Texas and Viterbo University. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, examine the collection at Etrurian National Musem - Rocca Albornoz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Nuova.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Viterbo trip planner.

Getting from Saturnia to Viterbo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tarquinia.

Things to do in Viterbo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Tarquinia

— 2 nights
Tarquinia, formerly Corneto, is an old city in the province of Viterbo, Lazio, Italy known chiefly for its outstanding and unique ancient Etruscan tombs in the widespread necropoli or cemeteries which it overlies, for which it was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.In 1922 it was renamed after the ancient city of Tarquinii (Roman) or Tarch(u)na (Etruscan). You've now added Braccio Energy Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): kick back and relax at Braccio Energy Beach and then get engrossed in the history at Etruscopolis. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa e Convento di San Francesco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Martino, then contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vitelleschi, then do a tasting at Etruscaia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Santissimi Martiri Giapponesi.

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You can drive from Viterbo to Tarquinia in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tarquinia

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

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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