Must-see attractions in Viterbo

  • Marvelous frescoed hall in Farnese Palace in Caprarola, Province of Viterbo, Lazio, Italy.

    Palazzo Farnese


    In Caprarola, 20km southeast of Viterbo, this lordly 16th-century palazzo is a true Renaissance wonder. It features a distinct pentagonal design and,…

  • Cattedrale di San Lorenzo


    With its black-and-white bell tower, Viterbo's 12th-century cathedral looms over Piazza San Lorenzo, the religious nerve centre of the medieval city…

  • Palazzo dei Papi


    Flanking Piazza San Lorenzo, this handsome Gothic palazzo was built for the popes who lived in Viterbo from 1257 to 1281. Its most obvious feature is the…

  • Palazzo dei Priori


    Viterbo's 15th-century city hall overlooks Piazza del Plebiscito, the elegant Renaissance square that has long been the city's political and social hub…

  • Villa Lante


    Head to Bagnaia and the 16th-century Villa Lante for some of Italy's finest mannerist gardens. Designed by Vignola, they feature monumental fountains, an…

  • Chiesa di Santa Maria Nuova


    This 11th-century Romanesque church, the oldest in Viterbo, was restored to its original form after sustaining bomb damage in WWII. A series of 13th- to…

  • Museo Nazionale Etrusco


    The Albornaz fortress, built in the 14th century to guard the city and later modified by Renaissance architect Bramante, houses Viterbo's modest Etruscan…

  • Parco dei Mostri


    Some 17km north of Viterbo at Bomarzo, the Parco dei Mostri is an eccentric folly that will entertain kids and adults alike. The brainchild of Vicino…

  • Museo Colle del Duomo


    Next door to the cathedral, this museum displays a small collection of archaeological artefacts and religious art. Highlights include the Madonna della…

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