Museo della Città
Seat of the Civic and Diocesan City Museum – XVII sec
Along the Via Francigena are lined the most important palaces of the Renaissance period that enrich the beauty of the main streets and squares of the town, including the Palazzo Oliva, now home to the City Museum. The village, after years of splendor, was destroyed by the troops of Pope Innocenzo X, who moved the bishop’s residence there and the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher became the Cathedral; the private palace of the Oliva family was purchased by the curia and became the Bishop’s Palace since 1649. Its rooms hosted a long series of clergymen until the diocese of Acquapendente was suppressed in 1986 and joined with Viterbo. Remodeling over the centuries has determined the current architectural profile: typical Renaissance private building, central U-shaped plan, with ground-floor courtyard, garden on the mezzanine floor, the noble floor. The Museum of the City is a museum system that enhances the territorial identity through artifacts that document its history, art and culture: it spreads over 3 floors and is enriched with collections of sacred art and a civic collection, the result of archaeological excavations; religiously inspired paintings on canvas and liturgical vestments; on the top floor a section dedicated to the via Francigena reproduces the main stages from Canterbury to Rome.
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