The ancient city stood on the present site on a fusiform tufaceous spur, surrounded by high plateaus and deep valleys crossed by small streams of water...

The name is believed to derive either from the Latin Vetus aula meaning ‘ancient place’ or from Vetus alia meaning ‘another city’ (with implicit reference to Viterbo whose name was Vetus urbs) 

For centuries Viterbo has been named the ‘City of Popes’, in memory of the period in which the papal seat was transferred to Viterbo… 

The two sacred temple areas date back to the Etruscan era but the city flourished during the Roman period, thanks to the efficient road system (an example of this is the Via Cassia, built between 170 and 150 BC)…

The town of Bolsena, which gives its name to the lake it overlooks, is located on the northern side of the lake which was formed over 300,000 years… 

Civita, known as ‘the Dying City’ is a hamlet of 11 inhabitants in the municipality of Bagnoregio. It was founded 2,500 years ago by the Etruscans …