Viterbo, Province of Viterbo, Lazio Region, Italy
Viterbo is approximately 100 kilometers north of Rome and is famous as "the town of the Popes", for the country residence the Popes had here; thus it became the site of important councils.
Its beautiful historical center was conceived in the Middle Ages and preserves the essential style of the medieval architecture of central Italy, with many palaces. The town hosts an important Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Tuscia and a wide thermal area.
Altitude: 326 m a.s.l -- Population: about 64,000 inhabitants in 2011 -- Zip/postal code: 01100 -- Phone Area Code: 0761 -- Patron Saint: Santa Rosa from Viterbo, celebrated on 4 September; Saints Martyrs Valentino and Ilario, celebrated on 3rd November -- Frazioni & Località: Bagnaia, Castel d'Asso, Fastello, Grotte Santo Stefano, La Quercia, Montecalvello, Monterazzano, Ponte di Cetti, Roccalvecce, Sant'Angelo di Roccalvecce, San Martino al Cimino, Tobia, Vallebona
It was once presumed to have been founded by Etruscans, but the source of this belief, still not eradicated from the popular mind, was the work of one of its more colorful natives, a medieval forger named Annio.
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