Soriano nel Cimino

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Soriano nel Cimino
Comune di Soriano nel Cimino
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Coat of arms of Soriano nel Cimino
Coat of arms
Soriano nel Cimino is located in Italy
Soriano nel Cimino
Soriano nel Cimino
Location of Soriano nel Cimino in Italy
Coordinates: 42°25′10″N 12°14′3″E / 42.41944°N 12.23417°E / 42.41944; 12.23417
ProvinceViterbo (VT)
FrazioniSant'Eutizio, Chia
 • MayorFabio Menicacci
 • Total78.48 km2 (30.30 sq mi)
Elevation509 m (1,670 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)
 • Total9,466
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code01038
Dialing code0761
Patron saintSaint Nicholas
Saint day6 December, 15 May
WebsiteOfficial website

Soriano nel Cimino is a town and comune in the province of Viterbo, Lazio, central Italy.

The town is overlooked by Monte Cimino, the highest peak in the Monti Cimini.

Main sights[edit]

  • The Orsini Castle, built by Orso Orsini in the 13th century. It was the summer residence of Pope Nicholas III, uncle of Orso. It was a high security castle until the 1990s and is now managed by the Tuscia University.
  • The Palazzo Chigi-Albani (16th century), designed by Ottaviano Schiratti. The interior houses the Papacqua Fountain.
  • The small Romanesque church of San Giorgio (11th century).
  • Cathedral (Duomo), of San Nicola di Bari from 1794.
  • Church of Sant'Eutizio.
  • Fontana Vecchia ("Old Fountain"), built in the 15th century.
  • Porta Romana ("Roman Gate"), a copy of the Porta Pia in Rome.
  • SUBLIMAZIONE (Urban Sculpture), a permanent installation by Giorgio Capogrossi (Montez) - Piazzale Cavalieri di Vittorio Veneto

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