Viterbo is an ancient city in the Lazio region of central Italy, the capital of the province of Viterbo. Apart from agriculture, the main resources of Viterbo's area are pottery, marble, and wood. The town is home to the Italian gold reserves, an important Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Tuscia, and the Italian Army's Aviation Command headquarters and training centre. It is located in a wide thermal area, attracting many tourists from the whole of central Italy. Viterbo's historic center is one of the best preserved medieval towns of central Italy. Many of the older buildings (particularly churches) are built on top of ancient ruins, recognizable by their large stones, 50 centimeters to a side. Viterbo is unique in Italy for its concentration of 'profferli', external staircases that were a frequent feature of medieval houses. The San Pellegrino quarter has an abundance of them, reflecting an architectural style that is unique to the town and the nearby region.

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Recipes From Lazio

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Try this particular punch 'ponce alla romana' which was commonly served at ‘fancy dinner parties’ in 19th-century Italy.
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Zucchini are currently in season in Italy and our writer Coral Sisk has just the recipe for a classic Italian dish. 

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Our latest Italian recipe of the week is a drool-worthy chicken saltimbocca from writer Amy Gulick of The Bittersweet Gourmet 

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Our recipe of the week is pasta alla gricia from our featured food blogger, Amy Gulick, of The Bittersweet Gourmet

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