TUSCANIA Here is another important Etruscan city with a highly significant name. It kept its importance from the 8° to the 13° centuries and then declined into its present state.
There are few Italian cities which have so authentic a mediaeval air, with its ruined Towers, the remains of the ancient Archbishop's Palace and the two wonderful churches of San Pietro (considered the finest Italian church of its date) and Santa Maria Maggiore (12° cent. and later). One lingers with pleasure at Tuscania, among the narrow streets rich in medieval houses, towers and this, churches before taking the road which in 24 km. (15 mi.) brings us to VITERBO.