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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Availability:

  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

  • Languages
    English

Highlights

  • Discover how the word conclave, describing the meeting of cardinals deciding on a new Pope, came to be in Viterbo

  • Learn why a lion is the symbol of the town

  • Hear from Dante himself of the sacrilegious murder of Henry of Cornwall

Storyline

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. 

Experience's route

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Starting point Piazza della Morte
Piazza della Morte, 01100 Viterbo VT, Italy
Finish point Piazza San Lorenzo
Piazza S. Lorenzo, 01100 Viterbo VT, Italy

Places you will visit

10

It will take you

46-76 mins

You will walk

2100 steps

Total distance

1.6 km

  • Varied terrain/elevation, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • You can stop for a break any time
  • Fun to do as a couple
  • Route open 24/7 but better during daylight hours
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Obbie

11 Jul 2024
Fantastic game and l9ve seeing all the fountains

Benedetta

18 Mar 2024
It was a beautiful experience! It is really fun and interesting from the historical point of view!

Helena H

18 Mar 2024
The story is really engaging and takes you along the main sites of the stunning medieval town of Viterbo. I learned a lot and the quest was not too easy but manageable, even as a non-Italian speaker. Highly recommended!

Loretta

13 Jan 2024
Beautiful town, with a lot of interesting history

Claudio

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

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Benedetta
3100 XP
Helena H
3070 XP
Loretta
2830 XP