Discovering precious centuries old secrets jealousy guarded by Men and Nature, on the scent of history and mystery.
route by car
4 days e 3 nights
number of stages
Bagnoregio Civita di Bagnoregio
The discovery will begin in Bagnoregio and its Civita. you will go treasure hunting through history, looking for more or less hidden clues. Will you be able to find the Etruscan traces? Identify the Lombard footsteps? Have you ever seen a real relic, like S. Bonaventura’s arm in S. Nicola’s cathedral? Will you recognise a name at least of the Garibaldian heroes that bravely fought against enemies of Italy and now rest in the garibaldi Shrine? Have you ever seen the Bisiluro, the incredibly fast car of records kept in the Taruffi Museum? Questions that only the discovery of these places will answer.
7:00 P.M. departure to a secret mansion, chosen for its mysterious charm, to have dinner and sleep.
Celleno, Castiglione in Teverina e Graffignano
8:30 a.m. breakfast in the mansion and departure to Celleno, ready to become ghostbusters. During the Ghost Village exploration we can meet Giovanni Gatti’s spirit , last heir of the powerful family from Viterbo, who was killed in the castle’s square. If he feels like it, he might tell you his story , even evoke his friends, taking the village back to life just for you. If you will not disturb to much, he may take you to the legendary dumping area of Celleno, an Etruscan tank turned in a timeproof safe full of medieval finds.
2:00 p.m.. The discovery continues with Castiglione in Teverina, looking for the key of one of the most ancient rebus: happiness. The Muvis, the biggest agribusiness Museum in Europe, thanks to its 2000 mq of exposition spaces, will not give you all the answers but it will offer many exquisite and fragrant tries. Another mystery is hidden in its five floors: the cathedral, the extraordinary wine cellar with its gigantic barrels of 3,5 meters in diameter.
4:30 p.m. off to Graffignano, where the echoes of dames and knights’ lives will guide you straight to Baglioni Castle and its marvelous rooms. With a bit of luck, while peeking in the secret passages under the main floor, you will see Piero Baglioni’s ghost.
7:30 p.m. back to the mansion, to dinner and sleep.
Vitorchiano Sant’Angelo Roccalvecce
8:30 p.m breakfast in the mansion and departure to the Sculpures Valley, in Vitorchiano, where local stone art works, created by famous artists, live, watched over by the Suspended Village, every time it looks down. During the stroll through the village, will you remember in which movie did you see Vicolo dell’Arco? The mystery plot will thicken, braiding together the wonder for the beauty of the medieval quarter and the curiosity brought by the Witch’s House.
2:00 p.m departure to sant’Angelo, che City of Fairy Tales. A magical book of fairytales and legends to browse while strolling in an open air museum between colorful murals and surprising artistic installations.
5:00 p.m arrival at Roccalvecce that will transform in the Alchemical Village for you. Plays of lights and shadows will show you four zones of influence: the rarefied air, the impetuous water, the powerful fire and the immovable earth.
8:30 p.m breakfast in the mansion. Our discovery of Tuscia secrets will be completed by Bolsenastarting with the enigmatic Launched Stones, a prismatic geosite mysteriously appeared from water during the volcanic eruption that made Tuscia like we know it today. Taking a walk by the lakeshore, you may be distracted by queen Amalasunta’s shouts, ancient lombard sovereign who trusts to the winds her pain for abandonment of the Martana Isle, rowing you will get close to the submerged village of “Gran Carro”, that the lake kept for us among its secrets, giving them away one at the time. After arriving at the village, it will be easy discover the secret of eternal youth, between medieval squares and roads perfectly preserved.
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