Parks and Nature Reserves

In spite of the huge amount of green, the province of Viterbo is dotted with many parks and nature reserves where it is possible to enjoy a complete silence and observe birds and mammals while crossing woods, marshes and breathtaking environments.

We wish to thank Mary Jane Cryan ( for her permission to reproduce here parts of her book Etruria, Travel, History and Itineraries in Central Italy – Ed. Archeoares enabling our visitors to appreciated a still unknown side of our beautiful province.

Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve – 0763 733642

Acquapendente 3000 hectars crossed by river Paglia and home to many different animals and plant species
The Calanchi Valley Bagnoregio -Lubriano Clay lands and gullies transformed by time and weather into monumental sculptures. Magnificient views on the dying town of Civita di Bagnoregio.
Marturanum Nature Park Barbarano Romano Didactic center and guided tours leaving from the small museum
Monte Casoli Nature Reserve

Bomarzo Near the Sacro Bosco, it is also known as the “Monster Park”.
Oasi Pian Sant’Angelo Corchiano A chance to see protected species and birds   of prey in their natural habitat among gorges and wild orchids.
Selva del Lamone

Farnese A wild and mysterious forest once inhabited by brigands and now a birdwatchers’ paradise with birds of prey such as short toed eagle, Montague’s harrier and shrikes.
Lake Vico Nature Reserve


Ronciglione Several blinds for birds watching with circumlacual road, marsh birds.It is also an interesting place for fishing, boating and bathing.
La Faggeta Soriano nel Cimino Cool, lovely woods in the hills between Viterbo, Bagnaia and Soriano
Le Saline Salt Marshes
Tarquinia A former salt production center with a XIXth century village and church built by Austrian prisoners of war. The area gives refuge to herons, egrets, marsh harriers, ducks and cormorants.
Archeological Park Vulci Founded in 1982, perfect outing with visits to Etruscan Museum located in Vulci’s castle. Etruscan tombs and impressive remains of a Roman town. River Fiora crosses the park and forms Lake Pellicone, both interesting spots for (fly)fishing.
 Parco Valle del Treja

 Civita Castellana

Interesting area for trekking, photographs, nature and fishing in river Treja

Parco dell’Arcionello Viterbo



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