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Caprarola is a town and comune in the province of Viterbo, in the Lazio region of central Italy. The village is situated in a range of volcanic hills known as the Cimini Mounts.

Comune di Caprarola
Panorama of Caprarola.jpg
Caprarola is located in Italy
Location of Caprarola in Italy
Coordinates: 42°19′N 12°14′E / 42.317°N 12.233°E / 42.317; 12.233
Country Italy
Region Latium
Province Viterbo (VT)
 • Mayor Eugenio Stelliferi
 • Total 57.58 km2 (22.23 sq mi)
Elevation 520 m (1,710 ft)
Population (31 May 2017)[1]
 • Total 5,417
 • Density 94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Caprolatti
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 01032
Dialing code 0761
Patron saint St. Egidius
Saint day December 26
Website Official website

The town is home to the large Renaissance mansion or villa which dominates the surrounding country-side, Villa Farnese (or Villa Caprarola). Not to be confused with the Palazzo Farnese in Rome, it was initially built as a fortress, as the town and the surrounding area was a feud of the House of Farnese, by the cardinal Alessandro Farnese senio in 1530, according to a project of the architect Antonio da Sangallo the Younger. After only four years the project came to a halt when the cardinal was elected pope in 1534 under the name Paul III.


Villa Farnese was used as film location in many movies and tv series, as Medici: Masters of Florence.[2]