The historical events that have characterized the city of Viterbo have left valuable evidence in the form of churches, palaces, castles and ruins.
The historic center of the city - surrounded by medieval walls with rooks (XI-XIII centuries) kept in excellent condition - holds a great architectural and artistic heritage.
Viterbo, city of Etruscan origin, became famous as the "City of Popes". Indeed in Viterbo were appointed some important popes, including Gregory X, Nicholas III and Martin IV, the last Pope elected in Viterbo who brought to Rome the episcopal seat.

Splendid witness of this period is the ancient seat of the clergy: Papal Palace, located in Piazza San Lorenzo.
The heart of the city of Viterbo is the area of San Pellegrino, a masterpiece of architectural art, with its glimpses of stone, carefully maintained and cared for in every aspect. Walking through this medieval quarter, you can see buildings, galleries, squares and alleys, which are unique in Italy and worldwide.

Visiting the region of Tuscia (north of Rome) suggests to admire the Sixteenth century Bagnaia Villa Lante, built just outside the walls of the ancient town of Viterbo. Villa Lante is one of the most beautiful parks of the Renaissance and one of the pearls of Tuscia. Only its splendid Italian garden, which can be admired from the balustrade of the Fountain of the Giants, is worth the cost of the visit.
You can also explore the magnificent Castello Ruspoli in Vignanello.

Ferento (Roman ruins) area located between Viterbo, Orvieto and Bagnoregio. This archaeological site is full of testimonies of both Etruscan and Roman periods. The Roman city is a direct descendant of the nearby Etruscan town of Colle S. Francesco - Acquarossa, who left as a witness the amazing Roman theater of inestimable artistic value.
Other sights to visit in a few kilometers from the city are the beautiful Palazzo Farnese of Caprarola, the Lake of Vico, the amphitheater of Sutri. About 40 minutes from Viterbo is the Lake of Bracciano, with the Aviation Museum in Vigna di Valle.