Stories and Secrets of Viterbo

    Mary jane cryan
    07 Nov 2017
    Clock 40min      Length1mi
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    Piazza del Plebiscito

    Pay wave

    Just ahead is Piazza del Plebiscito.

    Stop at the entrance to the piazza.

    [4 SECOND PAUSE]

    The Piazza is dominated by the City Hall. Its the imposing building directly in front of you.

    The building was formerly the governor’s palace and seat of the city government offices. That’s Pope Julius II’s coat of arms on the main facade. He was the pope who forced Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel.

    Now have a look to your right at the majestic clock and bell tower.

    This 44 metre high tower was built after the previous one collapsed in 1487. Its one of many towers you'll find all over Viterbo.

    When you're ready, turn to face the City Hall building and make your way across the piazza towards the arched lower level.