After passing the entrance of Porta Ponte, you reach the village, with alleys that alternate medieval, Renaissance and Baroque houses. Here stands the nineteenth-century Clock Tower.
Info: Municipality of Soriano nel Cimino, piazza Umberto I n. 12, tel. 0761742235, fax 0761742252,
ProLoco of Soriano nel Cimino Piazza Umberto I
01038 – Soriano nel Cimino (VT) Tel/Fax 0761.746001 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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TORRE DELL’OROLOGIO (also known as Torre del ponte)
HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION
After passing the entrance of Porta Ponte, you reach the village, with alleys that alternate medieval, Renaissance and Baroque houses. Here stands the nineteenth-century Clock Tower: a stone structure characterized at the bottom by a pre-existing arch that leads to the oldest part of the town. Not far from the arched opening is the Orsini family crest. In the lower part two plaques recall the stay of Santa Rosa in Soriano; on the first one we read: “Here Rosa, an adolescent virgin from Viterbo, sheltered from the Ghibelline fury, here he stopped penitent and worked wonders, here he prophesied the death of Frederick the emperor, here he instilled in the Sorianesi the fidelity to Mother Rome, which, confirmed in the blood, shines brightly blazon in the municipal banner. MCMLII “. The other reads: “Recurring the DCCL anniversary of the coming to Soriano di Santa Rosa from Viterbo, all Soriano, with the same enthusiasm and love with which their ancestors, seven hundred and fifty years ago, welcomed the adolescent virgin, return to host and venerate the heart of the Saint. Due to the interest of the Pro-Loco and the Municipality. December A.D.MM “. At the end of the tower there is a clock, whose colors as a whole enliven the building. On the inside of the building, overlooking the tiny Piazza Fontana Vecchia, in the lunette above the arch, there is a baroque fresco of a sacred subject, very worn and, therefore, difficult to interpret.