Oriolo Romano , VT Lazio
Oriolo Romano as a town dates from the 16th century AD, centered about the family Altieri, although people have lived in this area generally from Etruscan times (pre-Roman). As was usual in those days, civilization coalesced about the defensive fortress built by the family, and is a tourist attraction to this day. A feature also in that century of learning, great care was taken by the Altieri family to plan the town as it grew outwards from the fortress – hence Oriolo Romano is characterized as an “ideal” town because of its physical organization. Wide open spaces, piazzas, artistic placement and design of important buildings, as well as availability of services – it is all still there, and makes Oriolo Romano a special place to live.