“THE DYING CITY” – Civita appears clinged to the edge of a cliff where it dominates the wide desolated valley madeup of calanchi. This isolation is the result of a continuous erosion that makes the tufa rock becoming thinner and thinner on an unstable layer of clay and sand altered by wind and rain. One almost has the impression that this gate opens into a supernatural world, surviving in another dimension.
The first traces of Ruspoli Castle date back to 847 when it was converted into a convent for the Benedictine monks. The actual structure is due to Beatrice Farnese and Sforza Marescotti who concurred to its reconstruction in 1531, in this way the medieval ruin became a charming castle.
An uncontaminated nature rich in cultivation of olive-grove and vineyards. The flora and the fauna life are particularly luxuriant, and the are several nature trials within the Park. Vulci preserves very important traces of the Etruscan and Roman phases of the town, as well as impressive Necropolis famous for their unique wall frescoes such as those on the Tomb François.
Orte, better known as important railway and road link is also a charming place to visit. The centre of the town keeps a remarkable historical heritage to show to visitors. The main celebration is the “Ottava Medievale”, an evocation of some medieval usages and customs, it takes place the last day of August until the second Sunday of September . People celebrate the Patron Saint and the 8th day archers of every district compete with each others to win the prize in the central square.