Viterbo, a city in northern Lazio, is located on the first slopes of the Cimini Mountains and stretched to the west towards the last edge of the Maremma plain.
The average altitude is 326 meters above sea level. The Municipality of Viterbo occupies an area of 406.27 sq km, populated by about 60,000 inhabitants and includes numerous hamlets (La Quercia, Bagnaia, S. Martino al Cimino, Tobia, Roccalvecce, Grotte S. Stefano, Montecalvello, Monterazzano).
Viterbo - the Papal Palace
The city, capital of the Province of Viterbo since 1927 (territory of 60 municipalities with about 315,000 inhabitants), consists of a vast historic center surrounded by surrounding walls and modern expansions, except to the south-west, where agricultural, archaeological and thermal areas extend. For a guided tour of Viterbo and the Province of Viterbo you can refer to the specialized and authorized guides of guidaturisticaviterbo.com
Viterbo - An agricultural area of the Viterbo countryside
Viterbo makes the small business the leading sector of the economy, it is the agricultural market, it is active above all in the food industry (wine, oil, salami, distilleries), real estate and ceramics, the typical peperino stone is extracted and it is a reality of tourism, also by virtue of its exceptional thermal resources.
Viterbo - the thermal area of Bullicame
The city of Viterbo is a bishopric, in the Middle Ages it held the role of capital of Christianity and remained (although it was also a powerful municipality, one of the first to be born in the peninsula, in 1095) for almost a millennium under the orbit of the papal system, before joining the Kingdom of Italy in 1870.
However, he has only known the major developments from an economic and cultural point of view in recent decades. Since 1979 the University of Tuscia has been established, in continuous growth, and the Archaeological Superintendency for Southern Etruria has been located in Viterbo since 1986.
The city is frequently chosen as the setting for film productions.
Viterbo is of considerable importance from a military point of view with the "Tommaso Fabbri" airport and the three barracks of the Centro Cavalleria dell'Aria (national command), the Air Force Marshals School, and the Army Non-Commissioned Officers School (SAS).
In the first days of May in Viterbo the S.Pellegrino in Fiore event takes place. Small squares, fountains, historic buildings and finally the Gothic-style Papal Palace, decorated and embellished for the occasion, transform the historic center of the city into a rainbow of colors.