History

THE OLIVE OIL TRADITION IN THE TUSCIA

The olive tree came in the Tuscia region in the IV century B.C. thanks to the commercial exchanges between Etruscans, Phoenicians and the Magna Graecia colonies. Some olive seeds were discovered in some archeological finds in south Etruria, which is now the province of Viterbo.

So the passion for olive oil in this area is really ancient. It is used, both in cooking and raw, in every dish of the local cooking, which is traditionally humble and based on simple ingredients.

Surroundings

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The surroundings are full of incredible beauties, both naturalistic and architectural. First of all we suggest Tarquinia, where you can visit the beautiful necropolis and go back to the age of our Etruscan ancestors. Unesco declared the necropolis to be a World Heritage Site in 2004.

Viterbo, which is only about twenty km away from our farm, is the largest medieval site in Europe.

We highly recommend the near medieval village of Roccalvecce, which dominates the valley below from his height. Even though it is half abandoned, visitors are charmed by its romanticism and its atmosphere.

The Park of Monsters of Bomarzo is a perfect fusion of nature and human creation. The park is full of basalt statues, that date back to the XVI century and represent mythological beasts, divinities and monsters.

Visiting the thermal centre of Terme dei Papi is an excellent way of relaxing. Most of its water come from the Bullicame spring, that was already used by the ancient Romans and was a popes’ favourite destination in Middle Age. Going to the free thermal pools close by can be a cheaper choice.

If you prefer bathing in cooler water, you can visit the Bolsena Lake, which is a volcanic one. Moreover, you can enjoy the landscape walking along its shores and visiting the sites that border it: Montefiascone, Bolsena, Marta, Capodimonte and others.

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