Opening hours: 9.00 a.m. - sunset
Tickets & info: +39.0766/89298
Built on the edge of the steep Fiora gorge. Once a Papal
customs house in the 18th Century, the Badia Castle has
a moat (with drawbridge) on 2 sides fed by a local spring,
and today houses the Museum of Vulci (Tel. +39.0761/437787)
containing some of the most important finds from the archaeological
digs in the city of Vulci.
Next to the Castle is the Devil's Bridge (Ponte dell'Abadia):
a fantastic Etruscan/Roman bridge with an interesting
outcrop of stalactites below the arch (due to seepage
from the old aqueduct) spanning the river way below with
its rich ecosystem.
A 2-hour visit, letting you discover the secrets of this
important Etruscan - Roman city.
|Duration: 2 hours
||English, French, German and Spanish (reservation
||trekking shoes/boots, a hat, water.
||Group ticket (max 20) €50.00
Single ticket (full rate) €5.00
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How to get there
The Castle lies on the Canino side
of the River Fiora where Latium and Tuscany meet.
From Rome (c. 120 km) Take the A12 to Civitavecchia,
then continue north on the SS1 to Montalto di Castro.
Follow the brown tourist signs to "Vulci"
From Orte (A1) (c. 75 km) Take the Terni/Viterbo
fast road towards Viterbo, following the signs to
Tuscania and then Montalto di Castro. Turn right
3 km before Montalto (SS 312 - direction Canino),
then left 2.5 km and left
again after 6 km (follow the brown tourist signs
From Lake Bolsena (c. 20 km) Take the SS 312 (direction
Valentano). Turn right 6 km after Canino and follow
the brown tourist signs to Vulci (3 km).
From Grosseto (c. 70 km) Take the SS1 towards Rome,
then exit at Montalto di Castro and follow the brown tourist signs to Vulci.