Category: 5. History, Art and Culture

Monticiano

The first news on the “Castello di Monticiano” are from 1189, when it was subjected to the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Volterra, Ildebrando Pannocchieschi. This was confirmed in 1224 by Emperor Frederick II....

San Biagio Church

  This church was completely rebuilt during the eighteenth century in a place different from the original one. The current building is the result of a further restoration made in the late thirties of...

Viterbo

The first report of the new city dates to the eighth century CE, when it is identified as Castrum Viterbii. It was fortified in 773 by the Lombard King Desiderius in his vain attempt...

Villa Lante gardens

The gardens of the Villa Lante feature cascades and fountains. The visual and harmonious choreography was only achieved after Tommaso Ghinucci, a hydraulics engineer and architect from Siena, was called in; it is thought...

Ferentium Roman theatre

Ferento started as an Ancient city, Ferentium, which was important enough to become a bishopric around 400 AD. In 700 AD, its diocese was suppressed and its territory annexed to the Diocese of Bomarzo....

Bolsena

While it is fairly certain that the city is the successor to the ancient Roman town of Volsinii (sometimes termed Volsinii Novi – New Volsinii – to distinguish it from the Etruscan city), scholarly...

Villa Sforzesca

The villa was built in 1576 (inscription on the access portal) by Cardinal Alessandro Sforza on the border between the county of Santa Fiora and the Papal States, together with the adjoining church of...

Torre Alfina

Its history is identified with that of its castle, built in the Middle Ages around a watchtower from which comes the noun tower. According to some, the origin of the name  would derive from...

Proceno

Of Etruscan origin, as evidenced by the burial discovered in the vicinity of the village, Proceno was founded by Porsenna in the 6th century B.C. In the High Middle Ages it was part of...