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Orvieta's magnificent Duomo (cathedral) is considered one of the must-see churches in Italy for its stunning gold-and-mosaic Gothic façade and magnificent frescoes by Luca Signorelli, which had a great influence on Michelangelo's work in the Sistine...more
you can spend hour watching every detail of the mosaics, bas reliefs with scenes from the old and new Testament, statues of the gothic façade, as well as the frescoes inside. One of the finest cathedrals in Italy and perhaps in the world.
Orvieto was supposed to be a sort of time-filler, a half-day between Rome and Florence, but it turned out to be perhaps the best part of our 10-day trip in Italy. The centerpiece of our visit was the duomo. First the disappointing part: Half of...More
Whilst I have visited Orvieto for many years, I have never had to pay to visit the Duomo. It is very nice inside but the exterior is much more appealing. Having visited Rome, Florence, Assisi etc I have visited beautiful and historically important churches, all...More
Definitely a must see site in Italy! Was spectacular to see the beauty of its exterior! It glinted in the sun and was a testament to the pride and power of medieval cities and towns like Orvieto .. you have to pay for a ticket...More
Not big on church's but the facade of this place has to be seen. Big surprise.
Tip - drive right up to the church and park in the Pay and Display. Has about 20 parks - might be lucky. Saves the 500m walk up the...More
A great example of why I love the churches in Italy so much, such a dramatic building. The detail in the mosaics and the sculptures was incredible. Imagine how much time that took to build! It is truly a marvel to walk around the whole...More
We drove from Rome to Firenceby car, and our first stop was Orvieto. Lovely town uphil, the Duomo is at the highest place in town. Very impressive. A vintage car show was held at that time near the Duomo. We really enjoyed our visit.