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History and Tourism

A site falisco, built near the river Treja. The Falisci were an Italic people who reached a high level of civilization, used a language very similar to Roman, lived on agriculture and pasture. It probably dates back to them that ability in the manufacture of ceramics which in later centuries made famous Civita Castellana, so that the city is now considered one of the most qualified industrial centers of Tuscia.

According to some sources would be native to this land one of the oldest examples of the famous Latin "Carmina fescennina" archaic expressions which called to live carefree, enjoying the pleasures of good food and love. It 'set up in Rocca Borgia, one of the most spectacular examples of military architecture of the sixteenth century. In nine of the interior rooms are placed in chronological order and topographic many artifacts of the period falisco. In the first room are the oldest ones, from the tenth to the sixth century. A.C. .; those of the second room to get the latest dating, (III century BC.); in the third room you can admire numerous bronzes (VII - III century BC.): wheels, mirrors, chandeliers and also Attic pottery; The fourth room is devoted to the reconstruction of a tomb and in the fifth room continues the exhibition of ceramics with red figures school falisca. In the sixth room some small artefacts found in Falerii Novi and nearby Corchiano. On the other side of the splendid portico there are three rooms with materials of temples and funerary culture Faliscan and Etruscan. In the eighth room are a valuable Attic vase with black figures of the sixth century. B.C. and ornaments in gold. Finally in the ninth room, are kept local pottery and figure Attic red and black.

Things to see:

The mighty fortress of Borgia was designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Elder in 1492 for Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, later Pope Alexander VI. Construction was completed only under Pope Julius II with the addition of the magnificent octagonal tower. Subsequently a series of embellishments were made under Leo X, while, Pope Pius IV provident to fresco the apartments on the main floor, by the Zuccari. The cathedral was built in the twelfth century. on an existing building and was later greatly modified in '700. It has a nice porch on columns with architraves with a big bow at the center.
The mosaic, in 1210, are one of the finest achievements of Roman marble workers, Jacopo di Lorenzo and his son The Palazzo Petroni-Andosilla is the '700, now exposes a first collection of artifacts from the Middle Ages to the first half of the 900 . A 6 km from the town are the remains of the Roman city called Falerii Novi: the imposing fortified walls, about 2 km long, the city gates including that of Jupiter, also remains of the Forum, the tanks and the theater. Near the Romanesque church of Santa Maria di Falleri, and next to the returns of the ancient Cistercian abbey.

Things to buy:

ceramics

How to reach from Sans Soucis Relais & Spa:

Through Provincial Road 1 / SP1 and State Route 311 / SS311 - distance of 30.9 km, drive time 38 min.