Villa San Giovanni in Tuscia

Villa San Giovanni in Tuscia

Villa San Giovanni in Tuscia is an ancient town just off the Via Cassia in the province of Viterbo. In the area around the village several ruins of Etruscan and Roman dwellings have been found.

Villa San Giovanni in Tuscia travel guide

Villa San Giovanni in Tuscia
San Giovanni Battista Church

Unfortunately many of the main monuments of Villa San Giovanni in Tuscia have been destroyed during various sackings in the course of the centuries. Its strategical position, close to both the old Via Clodia and the Via Cassia ensured that the city often got attacked by armies on their way to Rome itself.

Like most cities in the area Villa San Giovanni in Tuscia repeatedly changed ownership, the families of Orsini, Di Vico, Anguillara together the church vying for power over the city.

Tourist Attractions Villa San Giovanni in Tuscia

  • Unfortunately not much is left of the old castle and medieval wall around the city, although there are some ancient houses to be seen in the historical center.
  • The Church of San Giovanni Battista was built in the 13th century, with money put up by the many travelers that came through the city.
  • The Basilica di Santa Maria was constructed in the 16th century and houses no less than 4 baroque altars.
  • A transparent cover protects the ruins of an old Roman villa in the middle of the city.

Tourist Attractions near Villa San Giovanni in Tuscia

  • The remains of a 3rd century Roman villa with a mosaic floor in the surroundings of the village.

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