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Capodimonte, Province of Viterbo, Lazio

Rising on a short lava promontory along the Southern coast of Lake Bolsena, the borough is dominated by the 16th century Farnese Castle.

Info

  • Altitude: 334 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 1700 inhabitants in 2012
  • Zip/postal code: 01010
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0761
  • Patron Saint: St. Sebastiano, celebrated on 20 January.

What to see

  • The Farnese Castle, built on an 8-sided plan and surrounded by walls, by architect Antonio da Sangallo the Young.
  • The church of Maria SS. Assunta, with a painting by the Tiepolo school.
  • Along Via S. Sebastiano, no. 3, a prehistoric canoe found in the lake.

Events

  • 15 august, the "Luminata di San Rocco" a boat procession on the lake by night.
  • 14 may, the "Barabbata" an ancient rite when peasants and fishermen give offers to the "Madonna del Monte".

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