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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