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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

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.

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]