Viterbo, Civita di Bagnoregio, Bolsena, Orvieto
Small Town with Rich Origins – During the 264 BC, after the final defeat in Velzna (Orvieto) by the Romans, the inhabitants were expelled from the city and confined on the shores of Lake Bolsena, where was founded the city of Bolsena. What happened in the centuries to come at Orvieto, the capital of Etruscans ,is still shrouded in mystery, in part because of destructive invaders, it’s likely that during this period the city had been uninhabited or even banned, what is certain is that destinies of Orvieto and Bolsena remained inextricably linked. The event that marks this link is the miracle of Corpus Domini (AD 1264) and took place at the Basilica of St. Cristina in Bolsena: the sacred linen washed by the blood of Christ was conducted in Orvieto , by the Pope Urban IV and the people united in solemn procession. Immersed in silence ,in our memory resounds the memory into this amazing area that connects Rome with Ravenna crossing the Francigena, overpassing enchantable cities as Civita di Bagnoreggio and arriving at Orvieto, where you can see The Temple of Belvedere, the Pozzo di San Patrizio (1528), the Necropolis of the Crucifix of Tufo and Cannicella, Caves of Hadrian, already known by the name of Orvieto’s underground, the Church of St. Juvenal in 1004, the Church of Sant Andrea, built on the ruins of a pagan times and an early Christian church, the Abbey of San Severo and Martyrdom, that is medieval monastic complex with facilities of the Romanesque Chapel of San Brizio, a famous cycle of frescoes on the Judgments by Luca Signorelli (1499-1502), Way of the Cave and superb Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian Gothic architecture with the facade decorated with a series of bas-reliefs and sculptures made by the Sienese architect Lorenzo Maitani.
Duration: 4 days a week recommended
Cost: 750 €, including equestrian excursion with guide + 4 packed lunches + 3 dinners + 3 breakfasts + 3 nights