Acquapendente

Acquapendente is a municipality in the province of Viterbo and is just over 10 km from Lake Bolsena. The small village has a very rich archaeological, artistic, cultural and naturalistic heritage. The town is crossed by the Via Cassia, an ancient Roman consular road that connected Rome with Etruria.

The best-known religious building is the Cathedral of the Holy Sepulchre, so called because inside it houses a blood-stained stone which is said to come from the Sepulcher of Jerusalem: Acquapendente is in fact called “the Jerusalem of Europe”. Also important are the medieval Torre Julia de Jacopo, the Clock Tower and various historic churches and buildings, such as the Palazzo Visconti and the Palazzo Comunale.