Wellness Tour: First day
Arrival in Viterbo in the early afternoon and accommodation at Hotel Niccolò V of the Terme dei Papi ****
Meeting with the guide and visit to Villa Lante in Bagnaia.
Villa Lante is one of the greatest achievements of the Italian Cinquecento. Special mention is the Fountain of the Dead of Giambologna, the two buildings (Gambara and Montalto) and a spectacular system of fountains and water games as well as a beautiful woodland park. The water is born from a triumph of geometries drawn by evergreen hedges and pepper statues and follows a path that creates special basins and water games. Closed in a rigorous geometric maze by architect Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola, Villa Lante was built in the second half of the sixteenth century by the will of Cardinal Gambara, near a wood already reserved for hunting.
Dinner at the selected restaurant
Return to Hotel and Overnight.
Wellness Tour: Second day
Breakfast at the hotel.
Day dedicated to the Spa, with relaxation and spa treatments.
The Baths of the Popes of the City of Viterbo are among the most well-equipped in Lazio for a holiday of the well-being of the spa and the absolute relaxation, perhaps with a beautiful wellness session or with a regenerating aesthetic treatment with thermal mud.
The Spas were called “the Popes” thanks to the intervention of Pope Niccolò V, who in 1450 built a splendid palace in order to stay during his stay in Viterbo and Terme. That building with cobbled walls, the beautiful cross-windows and the salt-covered rooms, has since called the “Papa’s Bath”. Afterwards, Pope Pius II promoted other works of renovation and modernization of the important thermal building.
Lunch at the selected restaurant. Then transfer to Viterbo.
Guided walks in the medieval village of San Pellegrino. The neighborhood maintains its medieval charm and the palaces of the great Guelph and Ghibellines of the city help to understand the level of political importance achieved in the Middle Ages by Viterbo, not just a papal headquarters but a true European capital.
Next, visit the Monumental Polo Colle del Duomo with a visit to the Palace of the Popes and the Cathedral of San Lorenzo. The Popes’ Palace was built between 1255 and 1267 and is known for the beautiful Loggia with trilobate arches dominating the square and the Conclave hall. This hall was also home to the first and longest conclave of history that lasted thirty-three months between 1268 and 1271.
At the end, dinner at the selected restaurant or in the halls of the monumental Polo Colle del Duomo.
Return to hotel and overnight.
Wellness Tour: Third day
Transfer to Tarquinia.
Meeting whit guide and visit to the village of Tarquinia and the Necropolis of Monterozzi.
The city of Tarquinia was one of the oldest and most important Etruscan Dodecapoli settlements. The Monterozzi hill, about 6 km long, is home to the main necropolis of the Tuscia area. Extending for about 6 km, it houses more than six thousand tombs, mostly painted.
Lunch at the selected restaurant.
Departure and end of services.