What to see and what to do in Acquapendente The Jerusalem of Europe

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Acquapendente tourist guide and advice on what to do and what to see in the miniature “Holy Land” of Europe.

  • Acquapendente where it is and information
  • Acquapendente places of interest and attractions
  • Holy Sepulcher Acquapendente
  • Julia De Jacopo Tower and Acquapendente Clock Tower
  • Acquapendente what to see in the surroundings and excursions
  • Acquapendente pictures and photos

Acquapendente where it is and information

The beautiful Village of Acquapendente is nestled in the hills of Upper Lazio on the border with Tuscany and is part of the province of Viterbo.



Known as "The Jerusalem of Europe", the Village of Acquapendente it is crossed by the ancient Via Cassia and owes its name to the presence of numerous waterfalls that flow into the River Paglia.

acquapendente, despite being a village of modest size, has an incredible tourist vocation, it is immersed in the landscape and naturalistic context of the Tuscia Viterbese and it is the ideal destination for those who love history, relaxation and spiritual well-being.

Acquapendente where you can eat well and spend little

Acquapendente places of interest and attractions

acquapendente it preserves an artistic, historical, landscape and naturalistic heritage unique in the world and every year it is visited by tourists from every corner of Europe.

Let's find out which are the main ones attractions and the main ones places of interest in Acquapendente:

Holy Sepulcher Acquapendente

La Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher is without question the main attraction of acquapendente and was erected during the twelfth century along the famous Via Francigena.



La church is nothing short of beautiful, it has an eighteenth-century facade created by the architect Nicola Salvi, famous for giving life to the Trevi Fountain in Rome while inside it houses very precious bas-reliefs attributed to the famous sculptor Agostino Di Duccio.

La Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher It was built in Romanesque style, it belonged to the religious order of the Benedictines and is famous all over the world because, in the marvelous crypt, considered a perfectly preserved medieval art jewel, it houses the oldest reproduction of the Holy Sepulcher of Jesus.

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Julia De Jacopo Tower and Acquapendente Clock Tower

La Tower Julia De Jacopo is one of the undisputed symbols of acquapendente, is of medieval origins, belonged to the defensive system of the walls of the village now completely destroyed and is used as an exhibition space.

La Clock tower, better known as Torre del Barbarossa, is the last vestige of the ancient castle of Frederick I Barbarossa where the governor Guelph VI resided who was "discharged" by the population following the rebellion of 1166.

During a walk in Via Cesare Battisti it is a must to visit the Viscontini Palace which has a fine Aquesian Renaissance architecture, is embellished with very important frescoes and has a large and beautiful Italian garden.


Not to be missed is also the Church of San Francesco which was founded before the birth of the saint and houses XNUMXth century frescoes and a precious XNUMXth century wooden crucifix.

Acquapendente what to see in the surroundings and excursions

As already mentioned, the Village of Acquapendente it also holds a unique naturalistic and landscape heritage that is “tempting” for lovers of nature, walking and hiking.


One of the the most beautiful excursions to do in Acquapendente is the one at Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve which extends over an area of ​​over 3000 hectares of land and is a protected area as it hosts a unique flora and fauna and where Ophrys insectifera, a very rare spontaneous orchid, also blooms.

Within the Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve paths and routes have been created where it is possible to go hiking or mountain biking and, above all, respecting nature.

Other excursions not to be missed are the one to the suggestive Wood of the Sasseto which is considered a fairy tale forest capable of attracting the curiosity of adults and children (it also houses a mysterious and enigmatic nineteenth-century mausoleum) and the Lake Bolsena which is about 25 km from the center acquapendente.

in surroundings of Acquapendente it is a must to visit the famous Castle of Torre Alfina (about 12 km away) and the Castle of Trevinano (about 13 km away).

Acquapendente pictures and photos

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