Top Choice Historic Building in Viterbo

Palazzo dei Papi

Flanking Piazza San Lorenzo, this handsome Gothic palazzo was built for the popes who lived in Viterbo from 1257 to 1281. To go inside you'll have to sign up for a tour at the Museo Colle del Duomo, but you can some…
Top Choice Historic Building in Viterbo

Palazzo dei Priori

Viterbo's 15th-century city hall dominates Piazza del Plebiscito, the elegant Renaissance square that has long been the city's political and social hub. It's not all open to the public but you can visit a series of …
Cathedral in Viterbo

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

With its landmark black-and-white bell tower, Viterbo's 12th-century duomo looms over Piazza San Lorenzo, the religious nerve centre of the medieval city. Originally built to a simple Romanesque design, it owes it…
Church in Viterbo

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. Traces of 13th-century frescoes line the solemn, grey interior, whilst outside you …
Museum in Viterbo

Museo Nazionale Etrusco

Housed in the Albornaz fortress, this modest museum is the place for a shot of ancient culture. Reconstructions and locally found artefacts illustrate the Etruscan lifestyle, while a series of life-sized statues har…
Museum in Viterbo

Museo Colle del Duomo

Next door to the cathedral, this museum displays a small collection of religious artefacts, including a reliquary said to contain the chin(!) of John the Baptist.