Near Rome: Graffignano, the charming village in the heart of Tuscia
25 June 2022
It is located in the heart of Tuscia, on the border between Lazio and Umbria. It is a truly suggestive village and is the ideal destination for a pleasant trip out of town. Have you ever been to Graffignano?
In the heart of Tuscia and of nature
It is located in the heart of Tuscia, on the border between Lazio and Umbria and is a truly enchanting village. It is not very close to Rome, as it is located about 100 kilometers from the Eternal City, but it is definitely worth a visit.
Graffignano can be the ideal place to get away from the chaos of the city and enjoy the peacefulness of nature. It is located in the middle of the Tiber Valley and is totally surrounded by woods. It is without a doubt the perfect place to relax.
Like many other towns in Lazio, Graffignano’s origins are also Etruscan-Roman. The artifacts found during some excavations are proof of this, even if we only hear about this enchanting village in the Middle Ages. In fact, the highest part of Graffignano houses an elegant fortress which in the past had hosted many noble families. Absolutely worth a visit inside.
The Baglioli castle, an elegant and particular structure
It is certainly one of the most enchanting points of the village and in the past was the home of some important and noble families. The Baglioni Castle is an ancient medieval fortress that was initially created to be able to defend Graffignano from enemy attacks.
It consists of a rectangular-shaped structure and a large cylindrical tower, 20 meters high. It is a building that creates a truly suggestive atmosphere and is certainly worth a visit inside.
A walk in the narrow streets of Graffignano cannot be missed. They offer elegant views and overlook the churches of the town such as that of San Martino del Vescovo, San Sebastiano and the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Castellonchio which preserves a fresco from the 1400s.
Graffignano then can be the perfect place to taste the typical cuisine of Lazio. There are many restaurants and trattorias that prepare delicious dishes, homemade and seasoned with local oil, which is a first-fruit of the Viterbo area.
Its surroundings cannot be missed
In Graffignano there is no shortage of things to see, but also the surroundings are undoubtedly worth a little visit. For example, near Celleno, there is an enchanting village that is associated with the adjective “ghost”, because it is partly abandoned.
Nature lovers, on the other hand, will go crazy for the Alviano Lake. It is a mirror of water immersed in a fantastic oasis and is the perfect place to relax or to take pleasant walks.
Not to be missed is a visit to Civita di Bagnoregio, which is nicknamed by everyone as “the dying city”. It is a truly suggestive place which can be accessed through a bridge. It will leave everyone speechless.
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