Sorano, the oldest of Tufo’s towns is less than 15 minutes from the b & b. The village is strikingly perched on a tuff rock at the foot of Mount Amiata. The old town is characterized by ups and downs, alleys, courtyards, arcades, outdoor stairs. But what fascinates visitors to this country is the door to the houses. Embellished by wood artists, enriched and framed by beautiful workmanship (bugnature). If you do not believe us try to go to Selvi’s. Visit the imposing fortress Aldobrandesca, the Leopoldino boulder and the Orsini fortress. Obligatory stop is the “Archaeological Park of the Tuff City” and the Cave streets, fascinating passages excavated in the tuff from the Etruscans. Do not miss the cellars dug into the tuff, which have unique features in Italy.
Sovana is only 10 minutes from my b&b. The country is part of the so-called “tuff city” and boasts the title of “one of the most beautiful villages in Italy”. Those who love history, art and nature in this delightful town will find bread for their teeth. There are many things to see in this magical village. The delightful square, with the Romanesque church of Santa Maria. The testimonies of the Etruscan period, with the necropolis and the archaeological area. The Middle Ages, with the cathedral, the Aldobrandesca fortress and the bishop’s palace. Sovana gave birth to the Pope Reformer, Ildebrando Aldobrandeschi of Soana who took the name Pope Gregory VII. In the village you can visit his home.
Bolsena is a pretty medieval village in the province of Viterbo in Lazio, on the eastern shore of the same lake. The village is situated on a hill, at the foot of the Volsini Mountains, in a panoramic position on the northeast side of the volcanic basin. The town, rich in history and folklore, has over time become an important tourist destination, visited in all seasons. Unspoilt nature, tranquility, healthy air and mild climate have pushed – from antiquity – to live in these areas. The inhabitants of this country are friendly and hospitable, strongly linked to agriculture and above all to fishing. The crystalline waters of the beautiful lake – whitewashed – have accredited it as one of the cleanest in Europe. The center has a well organized marina, where a famous sailing school is also located.