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Soriano nel CiminoItaly

An enchanting mix of medieval architecture, boutiques and galleries set around atmospheric streets await in this magical hill town in the foothills of Monte Cimino.

Discover an authentic Italian charm amid the medieval old town, vibrant plazas and traditional trattorias of Soriano nel Cimino. This town sits in the shadow of Monte Cimino and at the crossroads between the regions of Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany. Its origins are traceable back to the Etruscan civilization and it later became a residence of noble Italian families. Today, Soriano nel Cimino is a welcoming place where independent businesses thrive, locals gather in the town squares and children play freely at night.

The town developed around Orsini Castle, which is a great location to start your tour. Look inside the arsenal, chapel and towers of this 13th-century castle built by Pope Nicolo II Orsini. Enjoy views of Monte Cimino and over the Tiber Valley from the ramparts.

From the castle, the old town stretches downhill in a labyrinth of zigzagging streets and alleys. Browse fashion outlets, galleries and handicraft shops, many housed inside elegant soft-hued buildings. Observe as groups of men and women stop to chat at the town squares. Spot impressive religious landmarks such as the Cathedral of St. Nicolas of Bari, the Church of St. Eutizio and the Church of Misericordia.

Visit the 16th-century Renaissance masterpiece, Palazzo Chigi-Albani. Although often closed to the public, you can still appreciate the fading beauty of its façade. It features the Papacqua Fountain, festooned with sculptures of allegorical and biblical characters.

Take a break from sightseeing and sample delectable Italian cuisine at the town’s pizzerias, taverns and trattorias. Typical dishes include spaghetti with ricotta and sutrine, a pancake eaten with cheese or jams.

On a pleasant day, do as the town’s residents do and head to Faggeta del Monte Cimino. This area of beech, chestnut and hazelnut forests sits on the slopes of Monte Cimino and is ideal for hiking and picnicking.

Reach Soriano nel Cimino by taking the train from Rome to Orte Scalo and then catch a bus from there. Buses also travel between the town and nearby Viterbo. Come in October for the Sagra delle Castagne festival, which celebrates the town’s origins and the fertility of Monte Cimino.

Top Hotels in Soriano nel Cimino

Palazzo Catalani Resort
Palazzo Catalani Resort
4 out of 5
Via Montecavallo 26, Soriano nel Cimino, VT
The price is CA $87 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Situated in the historical district, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Palazzo Chigi-Albani and Castello Orsini. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (79 reviews)

"Palazzo Catalani and the sister property located in the building across the cobblestone lane, Palazzo Soriano are exceptional! We lucked out wth weather the first week of February and enjoyed high temps in the 50 degree F all week. Perhaps because of the time of year and lower occupancy, we were ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 10, 2020

Palazzo Catalani Resort
Podere Pontepietra
Podere Pontepietra
Strada Provinciale 31 sorianese, Soriano nel Cimino, Viterbo
The price is CA $102 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is 1.6 mi (2.7 km) from Castello Orsini, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Faggeta del Monte Cimino and Villa Lante. ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"ottima location, camere pulite e ben arredate, il proprietario è una persona gentilissima e disponibile."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2020

Podere Pontepietra
"enchanted Forest" Apartment
"enchanted Forest" Apartment
The price is CA $125 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 10

This family-friendly Soriano nel Cimino apartment building is located in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Castello Orsini and Palazzo Chigi-Albani. Fosso ...

"enchanted Forest" Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Soriano nel Cimino

Palazzo Catalani Resort
Palazzo Catalani Resort
4 out of 5
Via Montecavallo 26, Soriano nel Cimino, VT
The price is CA $87 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Situated in the historical district, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Palazzo Chigi-Albani and Castello Orsini. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (79 reviews)

"Palazzo Catalani and the sister property located in the building across the cobblestone lane, Palazzo Soriano are exceptional! We lucked out wth weather the first week of February and enjoyed high temps in the 50 degree F all week. Perhaps because of the time of year and lower occupancy, we were ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 10, 2020

Palazzo Catalani Resort
"enchanted Forest" Apartment
"enchanted Forest" Apartment
The price is CA $125 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 10

This family-friendly Soriano nel Cimino apartment building is located in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Castello Orsini and Palazzo Chigi-Albani. Fosso ...

"enchanted Forest" Apartment
Suite LA Rocca - Deluxe Holiday Home
Suite LA Rocca - Deluxe Holiday Home

Situated in Soriano nel Cimino, this historic holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Castello Orsini and Palazzo Chigi-Albani. Ancient and Primeval Beech ...

2/5 (1 review)

"La struttura è stata deludente e non trovo caratteristiche positive. Nella descrizione di Expedia si parlava di vasca idromassaggio e non c'era, è una info bugiarda, inoltre il riscaldamento era gestito unicamente con condizionatori e ne bastava uno acceso per far scattare la corrente. La proprietaria ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 7, 2020

Suite LA Rocca - Deluxe Holiday Home
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Soriano nel Cimino

Palazzo Chigi-Albani
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Palazzo Chigi-Albani

Admire the fading grandeur of this 16th-century palace, which forms part of a striking Renaissance complex complete with an artistic fountain.

Lake Bolsena
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Lake Bolsena

5/5(1 review)

Boat and fish on the crystal clear waters of this crater lake formed by an extinct volcano. Walk or cycle along the shoreline, snap photographs or try your hand at painting the scenic views.

Duomo di Orvieto
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Duomo di Orvieto

4.5/5(16 reviews)

Gaze at this cathedral’s remarkable façade, which is rich with glowing mosaics, carved details and vibrant frescos of biblical figures.

Orvieto Underground
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Orvieto Underground

5/5(2 reviews)

Learn about ancient techniques involving pigeon keeping and tool construction in the labyrinth of mysterious caves beneath Orvieto’s old town.

Orvieto Funicular
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Orvieto Funicular

5/5(4 reviews)

Ride through a charming channel of trees and appreciate Umbria’s undulating terrain on your trip to the old town of Orvieto.

St. Patrick's Well
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St. Patrick's Well

Descend into the eerie abyss of this 16th-century mountain well to admire its intriguing layout, seemingly countless arched windows and lucky coins.

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