Viterbo, in Lazio, is a place that about 59,000 people call home.
The national capital Rome is located 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of Viterbo, while Florence is 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the north.
During your stay in the area, be sure to visit its monuments and heritage buildings for insights into the area's colourful past. Take the family back in time with visits to Villa Lante and the much-loved Vulci. Castello Orsini and Palazzo dei Papi are just two more of the many fascinating places for tales of times gone by.
The area in and around Viterbo is a dream destination for those who seek historic places, particularly for those curious about places of worship. Some of the most fascinating of these are the Basilica di Santa Cristina, the Viterbo Cathedral and the Basilica of Our Lady of the Oak.
Golf nuts will love Tarquinia Country Club, the best place to work on your swing around Viterbo. Grab your lucky seven iron, see if you can hit a hole in one, then enjoy sharing stories with fellow golf fanatics in the clubhouse.
Check out Lake Vico, a magical spot where people often come to recharge their batteries. When the sun is shining this delightful location is a great place to relax and enjoy the local birdsong.
When the sun is out, explore Parco dei Mostri, where families can breathe in the fresh air. It is a peaceful place where families, students, office workers and the elderly come to picnic, play and relax.