Chiesa di Santa Maria Nuova

Santa Maria Nuova is an ancient Romanesque style Roman Catholic church in Viterbo in the Region of Lazio, Italy. A church at the site existed prior to 1080 when documents note that the church, along with its adjacent hospital/hostel for pilgrims, was donated to the city of Viterbo. The church, until 1574, was once the archive, bank, and assembly hall for the popular assemblies. After that, the functions were moved to the Palazzo dei Priori. It is said, that in 1266, Thomas Aquinas preached from the pulpit in this church. The interior has six columns, each with their individual Corinthian capital.