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Duomo di Orvieto

Piazza del Duomo, Orvieto, Italy
045-595-627
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Ranked #1 of 26 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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Gothenburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We have compared the cathedrals of Firenze, Siena, Pisa and Orvieto. They show, of course, resemblances but are also different. Outside we found Orvieto's the most slender and elegant with its skilfully composed west facade. It's more balanced than that of Siena. Inside the Duomo consists of a great hall, which makes an almost dreary impression, but in the sanctuary... More

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Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The Duomo di Orvieto is a must to see in Orvieto. There are associated museums close to it in the square.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is my first trip to Europe, and I'm thrilled to report that I've seen a Gothic (St Vitus in Prague) and a Romanesque cathedral (Orvieto's Duomo) within the last week. Here one can see incredible artistry from the late medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque, as well as 20th-century bronze doors. Every century's craftsmen have added their own artistic stamps. There... More

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I love cathedrals and this is one of the most impressive. Check ahead for Mass times and either go for the Mass or schedule your visit around that, since they close the doors during services.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this gorgeous church and its beautiful murals, which tell the story of the Miracle of Bolseno (1263). The host is on display in this duomo.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was blown away after climbing to the top of Orvieto and seeing this gorgeous building. It was like a dream once seeing it. The black and white striped building with all of its colorful murals was breathtaking. It was perfectly set in this lovely hilltop village. Inside was just as beautiful. Orvieto in general to me was the definition... More

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful and unique Duomos in all of Italy. Colorful and perfectly set in a truly lovely hilltown. And, there are other things to do after you visit this inspirational Duomo. I believe you will find the visit well worth your effort.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

As impressive as any other we saw including The Duomo in Florence and noticeably fewer tourists makes for a great experience. A must see in my book!

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Unbelievably beautiful!! I took loads of pictures at all times of the day, as I was fascinated by the architecture, colors and beauty.

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Hook, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Orvieto Duomo (Cathedral) stands in the centre of this wonderful city with the square it stands in, a history in itself. The Duomo is fascinating, the facade and interior, but the issue I have is that there is little of any if any information for non Italian speakers. No pamphlets, even to purchase, no headset tours only listening stations at... More

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