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VitorchianoItaly

Wander along storybook medieval streets lined with palaces, pizzerias and taverns to experience the captivating charm of an Italian hill town.

Vitorchiano is one of a collection of atmospheric hill towns that you can visit while touring Italy’s Viterbo province. The town sits majestically atop a cliff and in the shadow of the forest-clad slopes of Monte Cimino. Founded by the Etruscans and later ruled by the Romans, today Vitorchiano offers medieval architecture, welcoming restaurants and sweeping views.

Much of Vitorchiano’s appeal lies amid the walled and unspoiled historic district situated at the northern edge of the town. This compact area is ideal to explore on foot and be transported back to a bygone era. Gaze up at grand palaces such as the Renaissance-style Palazzo Comunale. Visit the Church of Saint Mary and the 15th-century St. Agnes Convent. Look for a fountain decorated with carved symbols of the Four Evangelists.

Note how the historic quarter forms a triangular shape and is protected on either side by two deep ravines. Step outside the defensive walls to find terraces, which afford uninterrupted views of the ravines, rolling hills and thick woodland.

Scattered around the streets of the medieval quarter and the southern section of the town are a collection of bars, pizzerias and trattorias. Sample locally produced cheeses, salami and wines. Browse the boutiques and handicraft and souvenir shops set along the streets that fan out from Piazzale Umberto I.

Vitorchiano is about 5 miles (8.5 kilometers) east of Viterbo, the provincial capital, and 60 miles (97 kilometers) north from Rome. Popular among day trippers, the town also has a good selection of guesthouses and hotels for those that wish to stay overnight.

The Viterbo province is an excellent destination for cycling and driving. Rent a bike or car and tour the appealing towns within close proximity to Vitorchiano. Bomarzo, Orte and Soriano nel Cimino are all less than a 30-minute drive away. Alternatively, go fishing, kayaking and swimming at Lake Bolsena.

Top Hotels in Vitorchiano

Villa Arzilla Country House
Villa Arzilla Country House
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Situated in Vitorchiano, this country house is within 6 miles (10 km) of Fosso Castello Waterfall, Villa Lante and The Etruscan Pyramid of Bomarzo. Spa of the ...

Villa Arzilla Country House
Villa Farfalla Bianca
Villa Farfalla Bianca
Strada Mazzatosta 14 C, Vitorchiano
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Situated in Vitorchiano, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of Villa Lante, Bagnaccio Hot Springs and Sacro Bosco. Viterbo Cathedral and Castello Orsini ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (17 reviews)

"Ottima ospitalità, bellissima location! La colazione fantastica, ciambellone fatto in casa dal gentilissimo proprietario 🙂. 30 e lode"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 16, 2020

Villa Farfalla Bianca
B&B Villa due Pini
B&B Villa due Pini
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Situated in Vitorchiano, this bed & breakfast is within 6 miles (10 km) of Villa Lante, Basilica of Our Lady of the Oak and Fosso Castello Waterfall. The Etruscan ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Magnifica Tuscia.

"Location ad alto livello con l'aggiunta della geoposizione veramente strategica per visitare l'intera Tuscia."…"

Reviewed on May 3, 2018

B&B Villa due Pini
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Vacation Rentals in Vitorchiano

OLD Mill 1644 and Dependance
OLD Mill 1644 and Dependance
STRADA POGGIO PASQUALE, Vitorchiano, Lazio

Situated in a rural location, this historic holiday home is within 9 miles (15 km) of Villa Lante, Basilica of Our Lady of the Oak and Church of Santa Rosa. ...

OLD Mill 1644 and Dependance
The Panorama of Vitorchiano
The Panorama of Vitorchiano
vicolo sermichelino, 11, Vitorchiano, Lazio
The price is CA $94 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6

Located in the heart of Vitorchiano, this historic apartment building is within 6 miles (10 km) of Basilica of Our Lady of the Oak, Villa Lante and Fosso Castello ...

The Panorama of Vitorchiano
Ancient Manor House Surrounded by an Orchard and Olive Groves
Ancient Manor House Surrounded by an Orchard and Olive Groves
Strada di Poggio Vezza, Vitorchiano, Lazio

Situated in Vitorchiano, this holiday home is within 6 miles (10 km) of Fosso Castello Waterfall, Villa Lante and The Etruscan Pyramid of Bomarzo. Spa of the ...

Ancient Manor House Surrounded by an Orchard and Olive Groves
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