|Comune di Latera|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Viterbo (VT)|
|Frazioni||Cantoniera di Latera, La Buca|
|• Mayor||Luigi Fiorucci|
|• Total||22.66 km2 (8.75 sq mi)|
|Elevation||508 m (1,667 ft)|
|• Density||43/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Clement|
|Saint day||23 November|
Latera is a small town and comune in the Province of Viterbo, Italy. Situated near Bolsena Lake and Mezzano Lake, is important for volcanic underground activity near the town centre. It has a small rock with a medieval palace by Farnese family, surrounded by medieval stone houses.
Latera and its castle are known by documents from around the beginning of the 12th century. It began its long-lasting link with the Farnese family in 1408, when Pope Gregory XII conceded vicardom of the city to Ranuccio Farnese, creating with the namesake city of Farnese a Duchy independent from that of the nearby Castro. The Farnese reigned over Latera until 1650.
- The Palace of Ranuccio Farnese
- The Three Fountains
- Museum of Earth, inaugurated in 1999