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  • 1 Duomo (Dome) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    P.za del Duomo I - 05018 Orvieto

    Built between 1290 and 1600 in volcanic tufa rock by more than a hundred artists, the cathedral at Orvieto has an admirable facade, both in the severity of its vertical lines, and in the richness of its decorations, sculptures on high, mosaics and ma..

  • 2 Pozzo di S. Patrizio (St Patrick's well) Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v.le Sangallo I - 05018 Orvieto

    This well, dug under the orders of Pope Cl,ment VII of the Medicis in order to provide water for the town in the event of a siege, is by Antonio Sangallo the Younger; two spiral staircases, lit by 72 windows and topped by two people (one going up , o..

  • 3 Palazzo del Popolo (People's palace) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P.za del Popolo I - 05018 Orvieto

    Romanesque-Gothic style, this building of volcanic tufa rock, has a grandiose balcony, elegant windows and curious helical merlons.

  • 4 Old Quarter Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v. Calabranca I - 05018 Orvieto

    It is a pleasure just to wander aimlessly through this old quarter, silent and deserted, which has preserved its medieval buildings. At its western end is the church of San Giovanale, its apse decorated with 13C-15C frescoes.

  • 5 Museo archeologico Faina Interesting

    Museums and art

    P.za del Duomo I - 05018 Orvieto

    This museum possesses an important Etruscan collection made up of splendid painted vases, funeral urns in sculpted terracotta and a rare 4 C sarcophagus.

  • 6 Piazza del Duomo

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P.za del Duomo I - 05018 Orvieto

    This tranquil and majestic square is flanked by several interesting buildings, including the Papal Palace, housing the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (cathedral museum), and of course the sumptuous façade of the Duomo, striking and rich in colour.

  • 7 Orvieto Underground

    Nature and gardens

    P.za del Duomo 23 I - 05018 Orvieto

    This guided tour lets you discover an unexpected side of Orvieto, the underground town. Built on volcanic rock, such as tufa and Pozzolana, the town has a large network of caves which have extended the already dug out underground caves from the Etrus..

  • 8 S. Bernardino (St Bernard's church)

    Religious buildings

    v. olana 10 I - 05018 Orvieto

    In an elliptical shape, richly decorated, this Baroque church has some fascinating things.

  • 9 Piazza della Repubblica (Square of the Republic)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P.za della Repubblica I - 05018 Orvieto

    Dominated by the church of St Andrew (S. Andrea) with its curious roman belltower with twelve sides, this square occupies the site of the town's old forum.

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