Traces of the past and pleasures of the palate
The highest municipality in the province of Viterbo, Montefiascone, from its 600 metres above sea level, towers over Lake Bolsena, the Viterbo plain and part of the central Apennines, amid the natural beauty of the Alta Tuscia of Viterbo and monuments that testify to a glorious past. Examples include the Cathedral of Santa Margherita, the construction of which began in 1670. It boasts a dome 27 metres in diameter, second in size only to that of St Peter’s Basilica.
The Rocca dei Papi, or Rocca di Montefiascone, is an imposing fortress built to defend the area in the 12th century at the order of Pope Innocent III. Today, its magnificent walls host cultural events, exhibitions and events of various kinds.
You can also enjoy unmissable food and wine delights, starting with internationally renowned fine wines. A good glass pairs perfectly with traditional cured meats and cheeses, such as pecorino PDO, salted ricotta, and, above all, the delightful caciocavallo vaccino, matured from thirty days to six months.