PIAZZA VITTORIO EMANUELE
HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, formerly the piazza of the community, is the old “heart” of the city. The topside of the piazza is characterized by the dome of St. Margaret, outlined by the apse of the Romanesque church of St. Andrew and the town hall, revealing the extension of the main core of Montefiascone. The other sides of the building are distinguished by less ancient buildings of various eras. The most recent being the Palace Frigo, which was built during the Fascist era on the location of the ancient church of Misericordia and the attached hospital that emerged in the early decades of ‘500’s. The central fountain of the piazza, characterized by repurposed parts of the Renaissance, was the work of engineer Cesare Tuccimei, and was introduced on the 28th of August, 1998 on the occasion of the completion of the aqueduct that came from the Cimino, integrating itself into the late production of the end of the nineteenth century. In Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, on the right of the door of the palace Renzi, is located “The Office of Tourist Information of the City”.
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele
Translation by Hanna Sbarbaro, Texas A&M University, enrolled in the USAC Viterbo program, Università degli Studi della Tuscia.
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