Viterbo is an ancient city, fairly close to Rome.
Its symbol is a lion and you will find it repeteadly on many buildings of the city.
You will find it represented in every possible way, on statues, coats of arms, flags, etc.
The lion reminds of the Hercules’s myth, who used to wear a lion rest.
The coat of arms of the city is represented by a lion and a palm tree.