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The “City of the Popes” in the footsteps of pilgrims 

Fairy-tale sunsets and villages lit up like small, atmospheric nativity scenes. Step back in time as you arrive in Viterbo, about 100 kilometres from Rome.
Departing from the capital, the fastest way to get there is by car, which takes about an hour, otherwise, you can take a train or bus and, with a little patience, arrive at your destination in two or three hours, respectively.

In any case, it will be worth the trip when you discover a town in Alta Tuscia rich in history and culture, amid Etruscan remains and papal history.

Still today in Viterbo, the Terme dei Papi thermal baths, which in the Middle Ages welcomed many popes on their holidays, are an exclusive destination offering high-quality services. If you happen to visit at the end of summer, it is worth knowing that on the night of 3rd September the city bursts into life to honour its patron saint, Saint Rose: you can stand among the thousands of visitors who witness the transporting of the Macchina of Santa Rosa, on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List since 2013.
One hundred “porters” hoist this sacred “machine” on a heavy framework through the winding streets to the Sanctuary of the Poor Clare Nuns

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