"My husband and I began our honeymoon by staying 5 nights at Casa Verde in Castel Cellesi. We loved the whole experience. The house was perfect for our needs with full kitchen, including cooking utensils, 2 bathrooms ans a bedroom with a beautiful view of the valley. Eddie was very friendly, helpful, informative and accessible. He gave us a map and a full explanation of all the nearby sights worth visiting. With our rental car, we visited Viterbo, Orvieto, La Civita, Bolsena and montefiascone. All towns were unique and interesting. The food and wine were incredible. We would highly recommend Castel Cellesi to anyone looking for a relaxing experience that is a little bit off the beaten path."
Sami B, England - Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
"In Castel Cellesi I had one of my most beautiful and relaxing vacations. Peace and quiet, beautiful surrounds and great accommodation, really made it."
Julie Robinson, London England
"Thank you for your hospitality and for fulfilling every and all of our wishes. I and my family really enjoyed our vacation. See you next year same date."
Patricia Millar, Cleveland (USA)
"For elderly people like me and my husband this is like a real little paradise. We warmly recommend anyone to come and stay."
Mary McCaib, Toronto (Canada)
"A vacation in Castel Cellesi is an unforgettable experience! I couldn’t get over the friendly locals, and of course the food... Wonderful. Thank you so much."
David Wyse, Sevenoaks England
"Coming from Finland one of the most important considerations for me was good weather and comfortable accommodation. I found this and more in Castel Cellesi. To my surprise I found Finnish spoken in the village! Well done."
Jorma Jyrkilä, Finland
The territory of the Tuscia
The territory of the Tuscia coincides largely with the area of the province of Viterbo and is located in the northern area of Lazio. To the north lies Tuscany, to the west the Tyrrhenian sea, to the south the greater metropolitan area of Rome, to the east Umbria and part of the Sebine located within the region of Lazio.
It boasts hills of medium altitude (Rufeno, Volsini, Cimini, Sabatini), two lakes of volcanic origin (Bolsena and Vico), an an extensive flat-lying area (the Viterbo Maremma), and several thermal springs (sulphur springs) around Viterbo (other springs are found near Orte and Vetralla).
One striking natural feature of the landscape are the deep gorges lying along the middle valley of the eastern bank of the Tiber. These gorges, once inhospitable to settlements and agriculture have acquired new vigor and interest as a favourite destination for tourists seeking off-the-beaten track itineraries.
The most representative cultural icon of Tuscia is the Etruscan people. This pre-Roman population has left precious testimony of its past in the necropolises of the area, particularly near Tarquinia (frescoed tombs, Vulci and Tuscania).
The artefacts that have come to light (pottery, gold work, bucchero, bronze work and sarcophaguses), preserved in museums throughout the world, may also be viewed in the impressive collections housed in the local mueseums of Tarquinia, Vulci, Tuscania, Civita Castellana and Viterbo. The rock tombs of Castel D’Asso, Norchia and Blera are also noteworthy.
The natural environment has not been subject to radical transformations, and today the area contanis several nature preserves and protected areas (Lake Vico, Lamone, the Treja Valley, Maturanum, Sasseta, Selva di Malano, Vulci and Mt. Rufeno).
The historic centres of the small medieval towns surrounding Viterbo (including Viterbo’s medieval quarter, San Pellegrino, its papal palace, romanesque churches and fountains from varied eras) are clustered around castles and collegiate churches thrusting upalong the tufaceous cliffs of the territory (the most famous is perhaps Civita di Bagnoregio).
The Renaissance villas are of undeniable elegance: the Sacred Wood of Bomarzo (better known as the park of monsters), Villa Lante in Bagnaia, Villa Farnese of Caprarola and the Ruspoli gardens of Vignanello. Tuscia can also boast a number of beautiful sandy beaches and seaside resorts on the Tyrrhenian sea such as Marina di Montalto di Castro, Pescia Romana, Lido di Tarquinia.