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Duomo di Orvieto

Piazza del Duomo, Orvieto, Italy
045-595-627
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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Orvieto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Historic Sites
Owner description: Orvieta's magnificent Duomo (cathedral) is considered one of the must-see churches in Italy for its stunning gold-and-mosaic Gothic façade and... more » Owner description: 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 Chapel. « less
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Orvieto Cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings in Italy. We kept returning to sit in front of the magnificent facade with its fabulous mosaics, bas reliefs and statues. The S Brizio chapel contains the very famous apocalyptic frescoes of Luca Signorelli: the scenes cleverly blending with the architecture of the chapel and figures almost appearing to tumble off... More

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LovinEurope
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Orvieto is a great Tuscan experience. If you take the funicular up the hill, right outside the funicular exit is a bus stop. Every few minutes a small orange bus will take you up the hill and drop you right at the Duomo. I'd recommend reading up on the Duomo before going in, as the exterior of the Duomo, the... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The exterior of the Duomo is stunning and the frescoes are so beautiful we not only spent time in the morning, but also returned in the afternoon to sit and gaze at them.

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Aussie
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Arrived here late on a perfect evening in Umbria. this cathedral is striking to look at and walk around amid the buzz of Orvieto's cute shops among the long main streets. This is truly a monumental church with some dazzling art work. We're amazed that everywhere we go in Italy you can find masterpieces that are loving dedication to God... More

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The exterior is very ornate with a lot to look at. We then went into the Duomo to tour it (photos not allowed). The Brizio Chapel was especially good and the printed guide we received did a good job explaining what we were looking at.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

They say Orvieto is well known for its cathedral, ceramics and cheese. We took it all in by having a little picnic with wine and CHEESE beside a little CERAMIC shop with a beautiful view of the CATHEDRAL. All three C's with wine of course - very memorable! Actually visited in 2012.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a magnificent cathedral - both the exterior and interior are worth looking at closely. Some of the frescos in the Cappella di san Brizio are amazing.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Overwhelming and beautiful achitecture both nside and outside the cathedral in the centre of Orvieto.

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Newtown Powys
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Well worth a visit will visit again. Bars and restaurants near Duomo are very expensive it is worth exploring nearby

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I wasn't prepared for the size and magnificence of this cathedral in a smallish Umbrian town. The duomo dominates the town and one almost feels dwarfed and insignificant when standing in its shadows. One of my favorite views was seeing the cathedral rising above an Orvieto side street. We were on a tour with Nada's Italy and while Orvieto was... More

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