Viterbo trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
See also Viterbo, Texas and Viterbo University. For ancient Ferento, see Ferentium. For the municipality in Colombia, see Viterbo, CaldasViterbo is an ancient city and comune in the Lazio region of central Italy, the capital of the province of Viterbo.It conquered and absorbed the neighboring town of Ferento in its early history. It is approximately 80km 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.Apart from agriculture, the main resources of Viterbo's area are pottery, marble, and wood. The town is home to the Italian gold reserves, an important Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Tuscia, and the Italian Army's Aviation Command headquarters and training centre. It is located in a wide thermal area, attracting many tourists from the whole of central Italy.HistoryThe first report of the new city dates to the eighth century CE, when it is identified as Castrum Viterbii. It was fortified in 773 by the Lombard King Desiderius in his vain attempt to conquer Rome. When the popes switched to the Frankish support, Viterbo became part of the Papal States, but this status was to be highly contested by the emperors in the following centuries, until in 1095 it is known it was a free comune.Make the most of your holiday in Viterbo by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our Italy trip builder website.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Viterbo
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Viterbo
See all ›
Side trips from Viterbo
Hidden gems in Viterbo
See all ›
Museums in Viterbo
Places to visit with Viterbo
Recently planned trips to Viterbo
9 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ITALY August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ITALY August, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Italy BY A USER FROM SWEDEN August, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Viterbo BY A USER FROM ITALY July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in Italy & Vence BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy