Castiglione in Teverina is a town of Viterbo Province which lies on the border between Umbria and Lazio and Toscana.
The village lies on top of a hill of tuff origin, which overlooks the Tiber Valley. This peculiarity makes of Castiglione in Teverina a beautiful natural landscape, rich in forests and lush vegetation. Among the surrounding hills there are many vineyards producing excellent wine, which can be tasted on the occasion of the Tiber Hills Wine Festival.
The territory of Castiglione was posted by Villanovians and Etruscans, but the current town arose only around the year 1000.
The center developed around a fortress, in which -towards the first half of the XIV sec- moved the former inhabitants of Paterno, whose city was destroyed some time before.
In the Middle Ages Castiglione became a fief of the Monaldeschi and the Savelli families until the first half of the sixteenth century, when it was ceded to the Farnese family and became part of the Duchy of Castro.
In 1637 the inhabitants decided to buy their own country, by contracting a census of 20,000 crowns.
During the Risorgimento, Castiglione become the scene of many events and in 1860, still part of the Papal States, its boundaries were less than a kilometer from the border of the Kingdom of Italy, which joined in September 1870.
IL MUVIS The museum is part of the vast and articulated production complex of the Vaselli Accounts or in the large cellar spread over 5 floors (1st floor, ground floor and 4 underground floors), no longer in use for almost 20 years. The route is a descent into the hill to discover the wine production "yesterday". It descends for 27 meters until you reach the "Cathedral" (at -4) where you can admire gigantic barrels with a diameter of three meters. The set-up is aimed at the full involvement and immersion of the visitor through photos, videos, stories, tools, machinery and gigantographies in the world of wine, agri-food, wine production and local history. Alongside the material and intangible traces of the peasant world and the historical and human events of the Vaselli cellars were “staged” with scenic installations, aspects of the production and wine tradition in the territory of Teverina, alongside the great themes of wider cultural range that wine suggests.