The old palace, owned by the Federici family in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, has been recently renovated and converted into a hotel, known now as the Hotel Urbano V.
See also: Urbano V Hotel
FEDERICI PALACE - URBANO V HOTEL
The palace overlooks Corso Cavour, which is a principle axis road to the historic center made up by Via Saint Lucia Filippini and Via Trento. It is along this street that many bourgeoisie, especially during the 19th century, desired to live due to the long-standing passage that connected the perched city center to the district of San Flaviano and the Via Cassia. Hence the numerous noble homes that overlook: Ricca, Savignoni, Volpini, Mauri, Vaggi, Federici, and Cernitori. The old palace, owned by the Federici family in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, has been recently renovated and converted into a hotel, known now as the Hotel Urbano V.
Some spaces on the ground floor of the building were recently restored and turned into a hotel, while others are occupied by businesses. The large bugnato portal, to the far right of the main façade, leads into a long corridor that ends in the inner courtyard of the palace and the upper part of the facade is marked by two lines of four simple windows framed in peperino (which is a lava stone typical of the Province of Viterbo), while some of the other interiors have traces of nineteenth-century picturesque decor.
Palazzo Federici – Hotel Urbano V.
Translation by John Dutch, Clemson University, enrolled in the USAC Viterbo program at Università degli Studi della Tuscia.
G. Breccola, Montefiascone. Guida alla scoperta, Montefiascone 2006.