Immersed in an extensive, lush, garden, the Hotel Villa Sofia is located just a few minutes away from the centre of Viterbo, the ancient City of the Popes. At the foot of the Cimini Hills, a short distance from the Lakes of Bolsena and Vico, and the sea, is a city boasting ancient archaeological sites that are surprisingly still intact, dating back to Etruscan times and the Middle Ages.
The old city walls, the prestigious Renaissance fountains in peperino, the numerous cloisters, churches from various eras, the Papal Palace, seat of the first conclave, the towers and evocative medieval quarter San. Pellegrino, all form part of an incredibly interesting historical and archaeological heritage.
In the immediate vicinity of the city, you can admire the Etruscan necropolis of Tarquinia, of Castel d’Asso and Vulci, the ancient Civita di Bagnoregio (“the dying town”), the Bomarzo Park of Monsters, the Roman amphitheatres of Sutri and Ferento. For lovers of food and wines typical of Montefiascone, discover the chestnuts and hazelnuts of the Cimini or delicate fish such as the lake whitefish or perch.
The ancient thermal springs under the open sky of San. Sisto, Bullicame and Bagnaccio, already known in Roman times, are a wonderful point of interest for lovers of well-being and health.