Those visiting Viterbo in northern Italy should make it a point to visit the Palazzo dei Papi, a palace and among the most significant monuments in the city. Square merlons decorate the top of the palace walls.
A seven bay arcade decorated with reliefs and crests and supported by slender dual columns lies on a wide roofless lagga lies on the right hand side. Do not miss out on the fifteenth century fountain within the lagga that sports the Gatti family's coat of arms.
For the uninitiated, Viterbo was the papal's seat for 24 years from 1257 to 1281.
A wide staircase leads to the enormous façade opposite the central piazza San Lorenzo.