The central square of Bassano Romano in the province of Viterbo is the Piazza Umberto I, which owes its current appearance to renovations during the 17th century. Some of the most important buildings of the city are located in this square.
Piazza Umberto I Bassano Romano
History and description
The north side of the square is taken up by the Maria Santissima Assunta Church. The Palazzo Giustiniani-Odescalchi occupies most of the west side and on the east side you can see a number of medieval buildings. One of these currently functions as the city’s the town hall.
The south side of the square is open and offers a pleasant view of the town and the chestnut woods in the valleys below.
The fountain in the center of the square dates from the 19th century. It consists of a large cruciform basin with two smaller basins above it. There used to be an earlier fountain, designed by Vignola in the square. However, this was probably transferred to the United States.