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 Carbonara, an early-13th-century icon, and the Crocifissione di Viterbo, a crucifixion painting traditionally attributed to Michelangelo.

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1. Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

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2. Palazzo dei Papi

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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…

3. Chiesa di Santa Maria Nuova

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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…

4. Palazzo dei Priori

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5. Museo Nazionale Etrusco

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

6. Villa Lante

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7. Parco dei Mostri

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8. Palazzo Farnese

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