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Orvieto

Address: Orvieto, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions in Orvieto
Type: Civic Centers, Cultural
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Type: Civic Centers, Cultural
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Cocagne, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We were fortunate enough to join a group and visit all through Rome and the Tuscany regions..Everywhere we went was beautiful but Orvieto is my favorite ...take a cable car up the mountain then a shuttle ...when you finally reach the top you are facing the Catholic Cathedral ..what a place to visit ...enjoyed all the small side alleys and... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a small sized Duomo in a fairly small town, but it is worth the find. The church was started in 1290 commissioned by Pope Nicholas IV. The front of the church is decorated in very colorful mosaics on a gold background which makes the façade shine in the sun and stunning. The sides are very plain and constructed... More 

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Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

After reaching the main railway station of the Orvieto, we hiked uphill to the forte. It was nice hiking in beautiful scenery. There is a way that goes up to the hill and ends at the gate of the forte. It was a great forte and most interesting thing was that it was the only place we visited in Italy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My favourite place in Italy..... such a beautiful town! When we visited the streets had plenty of flowers and smelt like Jasmine. The views are spectacular, and the underground sights amazing, not to mention from the tower as well! Had I known how I would fall in love with this place, I would have stayed longer....

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We arrived in Orvieto in the late afternoon. We should have gone to the Duomo first, but chose to see St. Patrick's well on the other part of the town. While the town is not extremely large, we walked probably 15 to 20 minutes to St. Patrick's well, and thoroughly enjoyed walking down to the bottom and then up again.... More 

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Saint James City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

By all means, visit this lovely town if you can. Take the train from Rome and spend the day in Orvieto. Recommend Walks of Italy tour company. Joseph was our guide. Excellent. The town is peaceful gorgeous cathedral, underground caves and St Patricks well. Will definitely return to Orvieto. Ride the furnicular to the town and spend a great days... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Orvieto appears to grow out of and be part of the rock on which it is perched, high above the surrounding landscape. The views below, as you wander the surrounding walls, are amazing. The Etruscan history is exciting and shown in different forms from archaeological digs to the necropolis and museums of Etruscan remains. I would recommend buying an attractions... More 

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Peoria, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We spent the weekend in Orvieto and arrived by train from Venice. There is a funicular which takes you to the town itself and do purchase the Carta Unica ticket which gives you discounts at many restaurants and also gives you admission to several museums. It also gives you a round trip ticket on the minibus. There is so much... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The Duomo in Orvieto is an amazing building set in a smallish square. The town is easy to access with a car and parking wasn't a problem. We parked at the very top and paid the meter. The trip to the underground tunnels is amazing. Seeing the remains of earlier settlements underground was fantastic. 3 levels of civilizations. The town... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a great base for exploring nearby Umbrian and Tuscan hill top towns. We did day trips with our car rental but enjoyed the restaurants and shops of Orvieto. It's always nice to have some time to enjoy the residents who live in their town. We did not have enough time to explore the Duomo which is magnificent but... More 

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