Highlights of Medieval Viterbo: The City of Popes

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Join the quest to save the first conclave from an ominous threat. As Raniero Gatti, acclaimed Captain of the People of Viterbo, solve clues while roaming the streets of the town. 

You will encounter memorable sights such as the Palazzo dei Papi, the Popes' Palace, and learn about the symbology and history of Viterbo and of its ruling families. The future of the town and of the papacy is in your hands.
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  • Route open 24/7 but better during daylight hours
  • Fun to do as a couple
  • You can stop for a break any time
  • Varied terrain/elevation, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility

Places you will visit


It will take you

46-76 mins

You will walk

2100 steps

Total distance

1.6 km


  • Discover how the word conclave, describing the meeting of cardinals deciding on a new Pope, came to be in ViterboLearn why a lion is the symbol of the townHear from Dante himself of the sacrilegious murder of Henry of Cornwall


It's the year 1271. After almost three years of conclave the cardinals have been locked within the Popes' Palace to speed up their decision. You, Raniero Gatti, Captain of the People of Viterbo, have been overseeing the process from its beginning.

Yet news of a threat lurk. You have been informed that an attack is planned on the conclave to kill the high clergy gathered at the Popes' Palace. You must act immediately and save the conclave. 

Game route

Starting point Piazza della Morte
Piazza della Morte, 01100 Viterbo VT, Italy
Finish point Piazza San Lorenzo
Piazza S. Lorenzo, 01100 Viterbo VT, Italy
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13 Jan 2024
Beautiful town, with a lot of interesting history


13 Jan 2024
It was a fun way to explore Viterbo!


13 Jan 2024

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