Vitorchiano city guide

Vitorchiano is a small town in the province of Viterbo. It is located along the superstrada that connects the cities of Orte and Viterbo itself.

Vitorchiano travel guide

History

Vitorchiano
Vitorchiano

Vitorchiano has less than 5 thousand inhabitants and is situated on a plateau between cliffs.

Its origins are ancient, In Etruscan and Roman times it was a flourishing city and was often attacked by the Barbarians.

Unlike other centers in the area, it was built up again right after having been attacked and in the year 757 the King of the Lumbards, Desiderio, had a fortress constructed around the city.

In later years Vitorchiano often asked for protection from Rome against the various wealthy families of Viterbo, and since that period enjoys an unbreakable bond with the Italian capital.

Tourist Attractions

The Chiesa della SS. Trinità  was built in the 14th century and houses works by a.o. Valentino Pica (“The Annunciation”, 1514) and Domenico Corvi (“The Death of Saint Joseph”). A wooden urn with golden decorations holds the ashes of Sant’Amanzio, patron saint of the city.

Festivals

  • The Sagra del Cavatello is held every year during the first week of August. The cavatello is a kind of pasta, that in Vitorchiano is served with a sauce of garlic, tomato and fennel.
  • The Poggiata: An afternoon walk along sites in the surrounding countryside that are dedicated to San Michele Arcangelo.

Useful information

The ZIP code is 01030 and the area code is 0761. Vitorchiano’s tourist office is located at Piazza Roma (Tel.: +39 0761370756).

By car/public transportation

By Car/Public Transportation

From Viterbo by car: Take the SS675 or the SP22.

From Rome by car: Take the A1 northbound and turn onto the SS675 at Orte.

Public transportation from Viterbo: There are Cotral buses to Vitorchiano.

Public transportation from Rome: Take a train to Viterbo and then the Cotral bus.

Vitorchiano, province of Viterbo, Lazio

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