Acquapendente is not just any stop on the ancient Via Francigena. Located in the province of Viterbo between Lazio and Tuscany, in fact, it is one of the centers of great tourist interest of Tuscia. Its strategic position allows you to admire both the local treasures and to reach in a short time Orvieto, Lake Bolsena, Siena and much more.
Born around the Parish Church of Santa Vittoria between the 9th and 10th centuries in correspondence with the Via Francigena, the small village developed quickly and was a place of important passage and crossroads of people and commerce.
Historical tradition reports a very important event for Acquapendente, probably occurred in the period of the struggles between the papacy and the empire; it is the "Miracle of the Madonna del Fiore" of 1166, after which the Aquesians would have rebelled against the imperial domination of Barbarossa. From this miracle originates the wonderful tradition of the “knives”, the floral paintings that are made for the feast of Our Lady of the Flower, on the third Sunday of May.
Definitely worth a visit are the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, inside which there is a stone stained with blood from the Sepulchre of Christ, the City Museum, the Flower Museum and the Castle of Torre Alfina. Among the most traditional, widespread and renowned economic activities are those of craftsmanship, such as the art of ceramics and terracotta.