Lubriano overlooks the Valle dei Calanchi, the deep jagged ochre clay gullies that make this part of Tuscia so characteristic, just in front of Civita di Bagnoregio, a little more than 100 km from Rome.
The alleys, arches, stairways and small piazzas in the various districts still preserve intact their ancient Medieval charm, unexpectedly opening onto the Calanchi and Civita di Bagnoregio, offering the most exciting views of Civita, the dying city, a UNESCO candidate.
Piazza San Giovanni, beautiful and airy, is like the salon of the village, a secular and religious centre with the church dedicated to John the Baptist and Palazzo Monaldeschi, a splendid example of local baroque, already Bourbon del Monte.
In July, the Wine Festival of the Valle dei Calanchi, on the last weekend, and the Chianina Steak Festival, in the first weekend, are local folklore that has always been dedicated to growing grapes and breeding Chianina cattle, with its tasty tender meat, sought after even by the most demanding palates; but the most locally cherished festival of the year, with a centuries-old tradition, is in honour of the Madonna SS del poggio – the beautiful baroque sanctuary just outside the town – and is celebrated for the Ascension: the village is then covered in flowers with magnificent floral arrangements, colourfully patterned carpets made only of flowers and leaves, on the streets of the centre, highly appreciated by the public.
The traditional events include the walk through the gullies, Passeggiata nei Calanchi and Bruschetta Festival on April 25, the Celebrations in honour of S. Procolo Confessore with the fireworks display on the second Sunday of September and, in autumn, Dinners in the Cellars are not to be missed.