Caprarola

Caprarola, a municipality in the province of Viterbo, is a pretty medieval village a few steps away from Lake Vico, probably the best preserved of the large Italian lakes of volcanic origin. The ancient village has maintained the urban planning aspect of the time. Nestled on a hill at 520 m, it is located in one of the most interesting areas of Tuscia from a historical and environmental point of view. The first settlements in the area date back to the 11th century, probably due to the impervious environment of the Cimini Mountains. The Farnese Palace is one of the most important palaces of Renaissance-Mannerist architecture and was built in the 16th century to a design by Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola.