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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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Brugg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The guide book intimated that the inside would be disappointing after the magnificent exterior. Not so, it;s austere, certainly, but magnificent nevertheless, and the outside is wonderful, amazing carvings, still very clear & sharp, on the superb front, the dramatic stripes of the side walls continued inside on the huge pillars. Absolutely worth it, as is the timy gelateria in... More

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This a a beautiful historic building that is one of the hallmarks of Orvieto. You HAVE to do the tour, but expect the insides to be far less packed with artwork than most other Cathedrals you will see.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

By far the best facade I have seen of any Cathedral, particularly in Italy. Sadly did not get 5 stars as interior was disappointing compared to Siena and also unlike Siena photographed were not allowed at the more pertinent places.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our tour-led stop in Orvieto so much a couple of years ago that we returned again on our own in 2014. When we were there the first time, we were only able to see the Duomo from the outside. We reported then that if the façade of the Duomo is not THE most spectacular one in Italy, it... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

It gets better every time I visit it, from the frescos of Signorelli to the legend of the bleeding host.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The Duomo falls neatly into the category of 'none of the photos do this place any justice'. If you go to Umbria and miss this, it's like going to Rio and not realising the Christ statue was there. Firstly the photos will never grab how magnificent this cathedral is against the backdrop of a relatively small town. But they'll also... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We have visited the Orvieto Duomo every trip to Italy over the past three years, and will most certainly return. It is best seen early in the morning, in the evening, and at night (outside only), which means the very best way to fully enjoy the Duomo is to spend the night in Orvieto. There are many day trips from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

You can't miss this duomo if you are in Orvieto.. it is so massive and so different than the other duomos that I have seen throughout my Italy travels. Get up close to look at the details- you will not regret it. Inside is gorgeous, too. But, I need to go back to see the attached side chapel I heard... More

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Houten
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great paintings / art. Sublime architecture. A pity you need to pay to enter a church. Many, many tourists around you!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Orvieto its a great place to see in a day trip and the Cathedral of Orvieto its one of the main attractions of this little town. The structure and design are unique. It has been maintain wonderfully and you can really appreciate the architecture of the place since all the area around it makes you feel like you are in... More

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