Leave the crowds of the big city and enjoy a nice walk in one of the most beautiful villages in central Italy. Located in the countryside of Lazio Region, Sutri boasts very ancient origins dating back to the Etruscans time, so get ready to explore clear evidence of its past. During this interesting walking tour you will even taste typical products in a local Tavern.
Starting time -
Duration 6 hours
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Via Giovanni Amendola, 32 Roma
Spend unforgettable moments in the footsteps of the Etruscans, far from the chaos of the Eternal City, deep in the green hills of Lazio countryside. After an hour’s drive north of Rome, along the Via Cassia, you reach the lovely Ancient Town of Sutri, ancient Gate to Southern Etruria. Walking around the Necropolis, one of the best preserved examples of tombs of the Roman time, dating back to the 1st century B.C., through the 3rd century A.D.
Then you enter the amazing Amphitheatre, outstanding and unique, totally excavated in the tufa (local volcanic stone). Just a few more steps bring you into the Church of Madonna del Parto. Inside the church, originally built as a Mithraeum, is the beautiful ancient fresco representing Nativity.
Passing through Porta Furia (Furia Gate), you stroll through the medieval narrow streets and then reach the “sofa” Square. This houses the monumental fountain (18th century) and an Etruscan arch. A clock-tower was placed on the arch, overlooking the Town Hall, where some Roman epigraphs are kept.
After a dip into the Romanesque architecture at the Church of S. Silvestro, you reach one of the most evocative spots with a wonderful view, the Old Wash Tub. There you will enjoy a delicious lunch with food & wine tasting.
Tour available from 1 April to 31 October: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
and from 1 November to 31 March: Saturday
Duration: about 6 hours
Departures are guaranteed with a minimum group of 3 participants.
Entrance to churches requires appropriate dress code (shorts, miniskirts or uncovered shoulders are not allowed).
We suggest comfortable sportswear and sneakers. In Summer time, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.
The tour is not recommended for people with walking difficulties. Architectural barriers along the path.