Viterbo Historic Centre

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Viterbo Historic Centre
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Kate B
Kennedale, TX229 contributions
A quaint portion of the city
Oct 2019
I loved this little tucked away portion of the city. It was amazing. The entire city was fabulous and I encourage anyone to visit.
Written September 4, 2020
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Luci
Sao Paulo, SP13 contributions
Medium age borgo
Nov 2019 • Couples
Good example of a medium age architecture. Good places to eat and small corners to discover. One afternoon might be enough ou maybe a night to walk around the small streets.
Written November 4, 2019
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RP-Netherlands
Wemeldinge, The Netherlands1,147 contributions
basically the same as Quartiere San Pellegrino
Sep 2019
Don't be fooled into thinking you have to visit Viterbo Historic Center and also Quartiere San Pellegrino, because they are the same thing. It is the medieval center of Viterbo, which is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Italy. It is great to stroll around and visit a few of the monuments and/or museums. There are some beautiful churches and some nice museums, some even free of charge, like the museum of ceramics and the Museo del sodalizio dei facchini di santa Rosa. a visit to Viterbo historic cente is nice in any season!
Written October 26, 2019
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preglad
New York3,512 contributions
Viterbo Centro: A perfect example of what most largely distinguishes Italy from Portugal
Apr 2019
Italy and Portugal are both amazing places to visit. Appreciating each for its own value and values should not engage a competition. However, because of economics and politics, a preservation norm involving each of their respective villages is vastly different. Where it is often common to see an impressive cathedral, duomo, etc. in Portuguese villages, they are no longer so generally surrounded by atmospherically and historically conducive domestic architecture and piazzas. The opposite is often true of Italy, which (has been allowed throughout varying epochs and cycles) to retain a relatively undisturbed (as in "essentially modernized") environment. Viterbo's engaging and visually impressive historic centre is a classic example. During Roman "insurrections", a number of popes turned to Viterbo to maintain a centralized political and religious presence. Thus we have a town of one hundred fountains, three papacies, one which was achieved by locals, after twenty fruitless months, providing essentially water only, while locking cardinals down until they determined who would be the next pontiff. Viterbo in history: efficient, historic, cunning and deceptively lovely: a rare combination!
Written September 2, 2019
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Kate B
Kennedale, TX229 contributions
Another amazing site
Aug 2018 • Friends
There are so many things about Viterbo I loved and this is one of them. Viterbo is full of history and it doesn't take much to find it. This center is a great starting point for your tour of Viterbo.
Written July 21, 2019
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL2,535 contributions
Well Worth The Time
May 2019 • Couples
Stopped here on the way to Civitavecchia and loved the place. It is an "old 8th century" neighborhood with stone houses, small treed piazzas with cute fountains, numerous family owned restaurants and cafes, an ice cream shop or two and a few parish churches. You can wander around the narrow streets and get the sense of how the founders of this city may have lived. Then trek up to the Piazza di San Lorenzo to tour the cathedral and the Palazzo dei Papi. You 'll like it as much as we did.
Written June 16, 2019
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mrk68mg
Rome, Italy16 contributions
A hidden gem
Apr 2019 • Couples
90 minutes by train from Rome, Viterbo is a hidden gem rich of history and beautiful sights. Arriving at the train station of Porta Romana, you’re at walking distance from the walled historic downtown, You will be surrounded by middle age buildings. Go to visit the Cathedral and the iconic Piazza della Morte (Death’s Square) so called for a Brotherhood that was taking care to give Christian burial to those corpses abandoned outside the city. Hungry? Go to the Osteria del Vecchio Orologio, located in an old building with thick walls. Excellent local dishes and wines, friendly staff and reasonable price.
Written April 1, 2019
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Ultimate Family Travels
Deurne, The Netherlands254 contributions
must visit
May 2018 • Family
Viterbo must be seen from the historic center, the 100 fountains, the strada signorino completely carve into the rocks. the city is a gem and not well known unfortunately
Written February 26, 2019
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biviere
Milan, Italy34 contributions
Unespected beauty
Nov 2018 • Friends
Completely surrounded by its ancient walls, Viterbo was a real surprise. Even in Italy people have no idea of how beautiful it is. ...and how different and delicious is its food. Another surprise was the surrounding. Woods, lakes, ancient villages, Roman ruins. We spent two days, we could have stayed 2 weeks.
Written November 6, 2018
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Pam N
London, UK63 contributions
Worth venturing out of Rome
Sep 2018 • Friends
Easy city to wander around with so much history and so many links to literature. Not really a place for shopping but I inlybwandered around the old town.
Written September 15, 2018
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