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Piazza San Lorenzo, Viterbo

Piazza San Lorenzo, Viterbo

One of Viterbo’s main landmarks, Piazza San Lorenzo is the most important square in town.

The Cathedral of San Lorenzo and its adjacent bell tower, the Papal Palace and its Loggia, the old hospital and the House of Valentino della Pagnotta are the ancient buildings that can be admired here.



Orson Welles, the famous cinema genius, came to Italy in the 1940s. Thanks to a special tax relief program granted to Italy/USA co-productions, the Italian movie industry was booming at the time. In this new “Hollywood on the Tiber” that - according to Time Magazine – was Rome, Welles interpreted a few movies and planned a film inspired by...
Piazza San Lorenzo, Viterbo