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Soriano nel Cimino

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Soriano nel Cimino

Soriano nel Cimino is a town and comune in the province of Viterbo, Lazio, central Italy.

The town is overlooked by Monte Cimino, the highest peak in the Monti Cimini.

Main sights

  • The Orsini Castle, built by Orso Orsini in the 13th century. It was the summer residence of Pope Nicholas III, uncle of Orso. It was a high security castle until the 1990s and is now managed by the University of Viterbo.
  • The Palazzo Chigi-Albani (16th century), designed by Ottaviano Schiratti. The interior houses the Papacqua Fountain.
  • The small Romanesque church of San Giorgio (11th century).
  • Cathedral (Duomo), of San Nicola di Bari from 1794.
  • Church of Sant'Eutizio.
  • Fontana Vecchia ("Old Fountain"), built in the 15th century.
  • Porta Romana ("Roman Gate"), a copy of the Porta Pia in Rome.
  • SUBLIMAZIONE (Urban Sculpture), a permanent installation by Giorgio Capogrossi (Montez) - Piazzale Cavalieri di Vittorio Veneto

External links

  • About Soriano nel Cimino - Information for visitors to Soriano, organized tours & cooking classes
  • Culture Discovery Vacations - A cooking and culinary tour company that explores Tuscany and Umbria, based in Soriano nel Cimino

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