Piazza San Lorenzo
The religious heart of the medieval city, Piazza San Lorenzo is home to two of Viterbo's finest buildings. On the southern flank is the...
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
Built originally to a simple Romanesque design, this 12th-century cathedral owes its current Gothic look to a 14th-century makeover;...
Museo del Colle del Duomo
Next door to the cathedral, this museum displays a small collection of religious artefacts, including a reliquary said to contain the...
Ristorante Tre Re
This historical trattoria dishes up steaming plates of seasonally driven dishes and tasty local specialities such as pollo alla...
Palazzo Farnese information
Lonely Planet review
A Renaissance wonder is the pentagonal Palazzo Farnese , with its internal circular courtyard. It’s at Caprarola, 20km southeast of Viterbo. The walls were started by a great military engineer, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, then adapted by Vignal. The extraordinary interior contains painting by some of the finest Mannerist artists of the day. Don’t miss the frescoes by Taddeo and Federico Zuccari in the Sala del Concilio di Trento. Around six buses daily leave from the Riello bus station just outside Viterbo for Caprarola; tickets cost €2.