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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.

Caprarola
Comune di Caprarola
Panorama of Caprarola.jpg
Location of Caprarola
Caprarola is located in Italy
Caprarola
Caprarola
Location of Caprarola in Italy
Caprarola is located in Lazio
Caprarola
Caprarola
Caprarola (Lazio)
Coordinates: 42°19′40.3″N 12°14′17.1″E / 42.327861°N 12.238083°E / 42.327861; 12.238083
CountryItaly
RegionLazio
ProvinceViterbo (VT)
Government
 • MayorEugenio Stelliferi
Area
 • Total57.58 km2 (22.23 sq mi)
Elevation
520 m (1,710 ft)
Population
(31 May 2017)[1]
 • Total5,417
 • Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Caprolatti
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
01032
Dialing code0761
Patron saintSt. Egidius
Saint dayDecember 26
WebsiteOfficial 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.

FilmographyEdit

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

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