The historic city of Viterbo is located in the Lazio region of Italy, about 80 km north of Rome. It makes an ideal holiday destination for those people who want to enjoy the Italian countryside whilst having access to a wealth of history and culture. Of the various accommodation options on offer, the best way to enjoy the area, would be by staying in a holiday rental villa in Viterbo. With all the mod-cons that one would associate with a quality property, its individuality gives it a home away from home feel. Additionally, the fully fitted kitchen means that it is not necessary to eat out at restaurants for every meal.
Whilst some people may be content visiting the historical attractions of the surrounding area, others may from time to time like to try some leisure activities. There are a number of these that are possible during a holiday in Viterbo, and these include hiking, cycling and fishing. In the surrounding countryside, there are several places where it is possible to go on horse riding treks, and the nearby lakes are perfect for those that like to swim or try sailing.
One of the great things about staying in a holiday rental villa in Viterbo, is that it provides easy access to the city itself, and the many sights that can be seen there. There are a number of churches to be explored, such as the Church of San Francesco and San Lorenzo, and simply walking through the streets is a wonderful way to appreciate the centuries old architecture. Other ideas of places to visit include the thermal baths which are 2 km away from the city, and one or more day trips to Rome.
The area in which the holiday rental villa in Viterbo is situated experiences a Mediterranean climate, which means that it enjoys mild winters and warm to hot summers. Although a holiday in Viterbo is possible at any time of year, the weather is at its best during the summer months. From mid May through to the end of September, average daily highs measure between 24 and 29 degrees Celsius, and rainfall is less than 60mm per month. Those people that want to take self catering accommodation in Viterbo during the winter should keep in mind that the daily average highs measure just 10 degrees, and the lows 5 degrees.
The best airport to land at in Italy when planning a holiday in Viterbo, is the large international one at Rome called Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino (FCO). It handles flights from around the world and UK holidaymakers might like to make use of British Airways flights that leave from both London Heathrow (LHR) and London Gatwick (LGW). Travellers might consider picking up a rental car from the airport for the duration of their stay at the self catering accommodation in Viterbo.