Stories and Secrets of Viterbo

    Mary jane cryan
    07 Nov 2017
    Clock 40min      Length1mi
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    Piazza Della Morte

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    Continue along Via San Lorenzo, as it curves to the right.

    This tree shaded piazza is Piazza Della Morte. The name comes from the paupers’ funerals that were held here.

    The piazza is adorned with another ancient spindle fountain which supplied water for drinking and to the wash house beneath the bridge leading to San Lorenzo. You'll be seeing it shortly.

    Ahead to your left, beyond the trees, is a modern looking building with a sunburst symbol above the entrance. Its a church from the 1950's, and looks quite out of place here.

    It belongs to the San Bernardino monastery and was built to substitute the original one destroyed by WWII bombs.

    Keep going.