Viterbo listen is an ancient city and comune in the Lazio region of central Italy, the capital of the province of Viterbo. It is approximately 80 driving / 80 walking kilometers (50/50 mi) north of GRA (Rome) on the Via Cassia, and it is surrounded by the Monti Cimini and Monti Volsini. The historic center of the city is surrounded by medieval walls, still intact, built during the 11th and 12th centuries. Entrance to the walled center of the city is through ancient gates.
- The main attraction of Viterbo is the Papal Palace, the (Palazzo dei Papi), that served as a country residence and a retreat in time of trouble in Rome. The columns of the palace are spolia from a Roman temple.
- The second most important monument of the city is the Cathedral of S. Lorenzo.
- The notable Gothic belfry is from the first half of the fourteenth century, and shows influence of Sienese artists.
Other notable monuments are:
- The Palazzo Comunale (begun 1460), Palazzo del Podestà (1264) and Palazzo della Prefettura (rebuilt 1771) on the central square Piazza del Plebiscito.
- The small Gothic church of Santa Maria della Salute, which has a rich portal.
- The Romanesque Chiesa del Gesù (eleventh century).
- The Palazzo Farnese (fourteenth-fifteenth century).
- The Rocca (castle).
- The Romanesque churches of Santa Maria Nuova (twelfth century).
- San Sisto (second half of the ninth century).
- San Giovanni in Zoccoli (eleventh century).
- The Palazzo degli Alessandri in the old district, a typical patrician house of Middle Ages Viterbo.
- The Fontana Grande, begun in 1206.
- The Gothic church of San Francesco, built over a pre-existing Lombard fortress.
- The Museo Civico (City Museum) houses many archeological specimens from the pre-historic to Roman times, plus a Pinacoteca (gallery)
- In the valley of the Arcione River just to the west of Viterbo are a number of springs celebrated for the healing qualities of their waters
- One of most famous of these thermal springs was that known as the "Bulicame", or bubbling place.