simboli home invia una e-mail alla Provincia di Viterbo mappa del sito

  Home -> Turismo -> Su invito dei Farnese -> RONCIGLIONE

Seleziona la lingua italiana Select English language Sélectionne la langue française Sprache wählen Deutsch




Fountain of Unicorns

Fountain of Unicorns

It is the first centre to be reached on the tour when coming from Rome (km 46, the Cassia Cimina Road). It belonged to the Duchy of Castro and Ronciglione and was founded by Paul III in 1537.
In the past the town was famous for a variety of "industrial" enterprises such as ironworks and paper mills; important printing works emerged.
Among the Farnesian monuments to be remembered are: the Torrioni, the remains of a fourteenth century stronghold, and the Fontana dei Liocorni, ordered by the Farnese and which dates back to the sixteenth century.
Among the important festivals of the town is the famous Carnevale (Carnival). There are characteristic horse races without a jockey which take place through the streets of the town itself, Corse a vuoto di cavalli (February and August).
Information centre.


© 2010-2017 Provincia di Viterbo
torna in alto

Via Saffi, 49 01100 VITERBO
Codice fiscale / Partita IVA 80005570561
Tel. 0761 3131(centralino) - Fax: 0761 313296

Uffico relazioni con il pubblico
Tel. 0761 313236 - Fax: 0761 313410