The Surrounding

Poggio della Stella is surrounded by a wide range of historical places, archaeological sites and natural attractions which are all near at hand.


Once one of the most important and ancient Etruscan cities, Tarquinia offers its visitors incredible attractions such as the Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where it is possible to visit frescoed tombs scattered in a burial ground that dates back from the 9th Century BC up to Roman times. Complementary to the visit of the Necropolis is the Tarquinia National Museum, which is housed in the Renaissance Palazzo Vitelleschi and where a large collection of archeological finds are displayed. Another must see whilst in Tarquinia is the very well preserved Historic Centre with its medieval walls, towers and churches and the Nature Reserve of Saline, where it is possible to see several species of migratory and non-migratory birds in outstanding surroundings.


Viterbo with its remarkable medieval Historic Centre is a hidden gem rich of history and beautiful sights. The City was also home to several papacies In a period in which the popes had difficulties asserting their authority over Rome. Viterbo is also located next to the Via Francigena, an important road and pilgrimage route running from France to Rome and Apulia, for those wishing to reach the Holy Land. Well worth a visit are the thermal baths, some of them are located in free areas where it is possible to enjoy the thermal waters in direct contact with nature (Bulicame, Bagnaccio, Piscine Carletti, Masse di San Sisto).

Lago di Bolsena

Lake Bolsena is a lake of volcanic and tectonic origin surrounded by hills and flourishing nature. There are two islands in the lake, isola Bisentina and isola Martana, both rich in history and beautiful natural sights.


This picturesque little town, which was founded in the 7th Century BC, is situated on a long, narrow tongue of rock at the junction of two deep glens. The wild nature surrounding the little Historic Centre and the Etruscan Necropolis are ideal spots for horse riding excursions, bike tours and hiking.

Civita di Bagnoregio

Civita di Bagnoregio is a stunning hilltop town noted for its outstanding location on top of a plateau of friable volcanic tuff overlooking the Tiber river valley. The little medieval town is also known as “The Dying Town”  as the edges of the plateau are constantly collapsing due to erosion.


Though a little off the beaten track, in this little town it is possible to visit the fabulous Farnese Palace. The villa and its gardens are designed in the Italian Renaissance period style with beautiful and elegant frescoed rooms.

Bomarzo - Parco dei mostri

This little town, located in the lower valley of the Tiber, is famous for the “Sacred Grove”, also known as “Park of the monsters” or “Garden of Bomarzo”. The mannerist garden was created during the 16th Century and is populated by grotesque statues and monuments scattered among the vegetation.


Vulci is an ancient Etruscan town with a glorious past and an impressive archeological heritage thanks to its various astonishing sites. A must see is the Necropolis as well as the Roman Villa of the Cryptoporticus.


Located on top of tuff hills, Tuscania is undoubtedly one of the most evocative medieval towns  in the Tuscia Region. The picturesque town, surrounded by well-preserved medieval walls, towers, arches and churches, offers outstanding panoramic views in beautiful historical and archeological surroundings. The Church of San Pietro is arguably the most precious sight in Tuscania, a must see and a valuable example of Lombard-Romanesque style.

Villa Lante a Bagnaia

Bagnaia is a characteristic medieval town located on the premises of Viterbo. In Bagnaia it is possible to visit a beautiful villa with Italian styled gardens which dates  back to the 16th Century and were built by will of Cardinal Gambana. The villa and its gardens are a rare composition of an Italian park and garden residence, with fountains, decorated basins, waterfalls and water games.

  • Viterbo la città dei Papi a 20 min;
  • Tarquinia, con il museo, la necropoli e il mare a 25 min;
  • A Caprarola palazzo Farnese a 30min;
  • Vulci con il parco naturalistico e archeologico 50 min;
  • Il parco Marturanum e il museo a 5min;
  • A Bomarzo il parco dei mostri a 40 min;
  • Norchia e la sua necropoli a 30 min;
  • Il lago di Bolsena a 40 min;
  • Il lago di Vico a 15 min;
  • Il porto di Civitavecchia a 40 min;
  • Roma a 50 min;

Cosa vedere nelle immediate vicinanze

  • Le necropoli rupestri di Pian del Vescovo, del terrone e della via cava buia;
  • La rocca di San Giovenale;
  • Parco regionale di Marturanum (riserva naturale protetta);
  • Luni sul Mignone (insediamento preistorico e tardo etrusco).


  • Viterbo;
  • Stigliano;
  • Vulci;
  • Civitavecchia.