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Located in Southern Tuscany, one and a half hours from Rome, half way between Orvieto and Siena, closely bordering with the regions of Umbria and Tuscany, the breathtakingly splendid 17th century castle, Castello di Santa Cristina, (complete with fairytale turret) has been the property of the noble Caterini family for generations.

Over the past ten years, the castle’ s nearby 18th Century ivy-covered farmhouse and out-buildings have been carefully restored to retain their authenticity and seperated into 8 self-catering cottages and 14 bedrooms with Bed & Breakfast for guests, furnished with original pieces,  can offer you unique country holidays.

A perfect location for family holidays where you can explore the various neighboring historic towns including Orvieto, Sorano, Acquapendente and Grotte Di Castro. We offer sensational Tuscan cuisine, fantastic cooking courses and unique weddings in the castle grounds. The Castello di Santa Cristina is also an ideal place for a horse riding holiday.  On our exciting trail excursions, we travel as far as Proceno, Lake Bolsena and to the beautiful nature reserve Selva Del Lamone. Riding lessons are something you should not miss when on a holiday with children.


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Old city of Viterbo is still today enclosed from powerful walls in lava stone whose construction is begun in 1095 and completed in 1268. They are high beyond ten meters, with towers very conserved and still intact medieval doors; the nucleus of Viterbo has maintained medieval aspect in particular in the Quarter of Saint Pellegrino, with palaces and towers of XIII century. Monumental complex important of the City of Viterbo is undoubtedly the papal palace on the hill of the dome that represents great testimony of gotic architecture, with double lancet windows, merlons, arches; it is adorned from a splendid one loggia supported from once, while the public square is completed from the cathedral with rinascimentale facade and its beautiful old bell tower. Most famous they are also the numerous fontanas at particular form, that they adorn to the roads and the Public squares of the City of Viterbo Italy, going back for more to the same period. Other important monuments to Viterbo Italy are the rocca Albornoz,Center of the national museum and the saint church maria of the truth,to the whose flank is the civic museum, with important testimonies of The history of the City of Viterbo Italy; then palace farnese, chigi, of the Podestà and the common one, with its high tower very 44 meters. In the outskirtses of Viterbo Italy the church of s.maria of the oak, Harmonious rinascimentale construction, the villa lante di bagnaia, Designed from the vignola, the ruins roman of ferento and those Etruscans of castel d’Asso are found. The origins of viterbo appeareance from the archaeological results that have been find again In the centuries, indicating existence to you, since the primordial of the neolithic one, one native etruscan population around to the City of viterbo, the research to the rinaldone and the Riello of are the testimony. Christian of VIII Century, the castrum viterbii, was this its name, attracted to attention of king desire, last king of the longobardi that,wanting to invade the ducato of rome, came here with a fort army, fortified the city of Viterbo with walls and powerful towers and it made its base you, from which leaving for the conquest of the eternal City. But it was terrified from the message inviated from pope Adrian I, but also perhaps military trups of carl magno, king of the Franchi, than the pope it had called in aid; it abandoned its Fastly proposed you of conquest towards the tuscany. The City of viterbo from there drew many benefits, in how much, fortified As it was, attracted people from the near villages and also many Longobardi decided to remain to you. Viterbo began to acquire Political and military importance on all the territory and to magnify Itself remarkablly. In the centuries succeeded to you the city of Viterbo Italy faced the raids of the turks, than civitavecchia and those of The normanni had gotten hold of. In the 1148 city of free viterbo constitution in common, showed in the 1251 just charter, one of the First examples in italy. To Viterbo city call still today the city of the Popes, came held in XIII century various conclaves (reunion of the Cardinals for the nomination of the pope), between which that longer That the history memories; indeed the same word conclave is used for Before the time when the Viterbo people held sluices cumclave (to key) exactly in the papal palace, the cardinals because they hurried choose the pope. During the fights between papacy and empire, the City of viterbo had alternate vicissitudes, emperor federico II the granted ones varies privileges, between which that one to coin Currency; Viterbo county of the patrimony of saint peter, that is of all the territories donates you to the church. Viterbo Italy must its importance also to its mineral sorgive waters that gush out in the outskirtses of the city and have rendered famous from old period for its sulphureous waters that has fed numerous etruscan terms and the roman one, whose ruderi are Scattered on the territory. Currently in the thermal zone of the city of Viterbo with water that it gushes out to the source of the Bulicame to 52°c, they are in function of the thermal plants equips you of lodges and sophisticated equipments.Welcomes in the city of popes!

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