Monday’s Travel Photos – Viterbo, Italy

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We chose Viterbo as the centre of Etruscan art which I knew absolutely nothing about. The Etruscans lived in central Italy between the 9th and 2nd centuries BC. Their specialities were life-size figurative terracotta sculpture (on sarcophagi or temples) and cast-bronze wall paintings and metal work (particularly engraved bronze mirrors). We found a wonderful B&B in an 18th century villa called “Villa Farinella” which I can highly recommend, and fanned out. Viterbo itself is quite delightful and has a lovely old mediaeval quarter.

Mediaeval quarter of Viterbo

Another house in the mediaeval quarter

Fountain in the mediaeval quarter

Palazzo dei Priori

Inside the Palazzo di Priori

San Silvestro

Palazzo Farnese

Villa Farinella

 

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