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VITERBO - La città dei Papi

The main historic town of economic and administration importance of the upper Lazio. The zone probably inhabited originally by Etruscans and understood by remains found was probably a very important settlement in the neighborhood where today the same is found was destroyed by Romans in 310 ac during the conquest of the Tuscia.
A city of antique origins and great historical traditions, was also conserved in the San Pellegrinoarea, which is almost intact as it was in medeival times. But the most interesting and extraordinary monument of the old city is the popes palace, rich in artistic treasures and testimonies of episodes of historical resonance.
The buildingdesired by the brave captain Raniero Gatti was probably completet in 1266, ready to receive the papal court who had decided to move away from the turbulent Roman residence.From the 2nd September there is a celebration for the patron saint of Viterbo S. Rosa, with historical processions in costumes of various periods. The 3rd of September there is the famous transport of the S. Rosa statue, 30 mt high wieghing five tonnes, is carried through the city by 120 men (facchini).
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Strada Bolsenese (SP. 53) Km. 2,500 - 01023 Bolsena (VT) Italy
Tel./Fax (+39) 0761.798965 - (+39) 0761.799208 - email : marcozammarano@libero.it

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