On the borders of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, in a strategic location, halfway between Rome and
Siena, you will find a fascinating region with beautiful countryside rich in both history and
mystery. Santa Cristina Castle will offer a convenient base for exploring this beautiful land in many
ways. "Adventure, history and nature" is our motto. Other ways to explore our area may include:
on horseback where our guides will show you the countryside from a different saddle, rent our
mountain bikes (both electric and purely pedal powered models are available or rent a boat to
explore the beautiful Lake Bolsena.
If sport is not for you, just hop in your car and drive through this incredible territory. Tuscia, as it is
called, is a land of nature and wonderful art, but it is largely unknown and untouched. You can
explore the area in a very relaxing way and without feeling like a typical tourist.
A definite “must see” from Santa Cristina Castle is a visit to Civita: The Dying Town. Just like an
island connected to the main land by a long bridge, Civita is holding onto a hill of volcanic rock that
is slowly collapsing due to erosion. This incredible town has remained frozen in time since the
Next stop, of course is Orvieto’s famous Duomo which is only 40 kilometres away. Here, you will
discover archaeological sites of the Etruscan culture (pre-Roman), admire the wonderful palaces of
the Italian Renaissance that the Farnese family bequeathed in each town of the area, visit castles,
or relax in nearby thermal baths.
Visit the seaside! The beautiful beach at Capalbio is only 45 min away by car and Lake Bolsena only
9 km away. The area offers many lovely spots for a swim and possibilities for timeless holiday
Destinations 30 minutes away include:
Pitigliano, Sorano, Sovana, Civita di Bagnoreggio, Tuscania, Lake Bolsena, Acquapendente and
Destinations 1 hour away include:
Viterbo, Bomarzo, Vico Lake, Vulci, Tarquinia, Capalbio, Pienza and Saturnia Spa.
Rome is 1hour and 45 min. away
Siena is 1 hour and 15min. away
Firenze is 2 hours and 30 min. away