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Duomo di Orvieto

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, Orvieto, Italy
Phone Number: 045-595-627
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Description: Orvieta's magnificent Duomo (cathedral) is considered one of the must-see...
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.
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Simply Stunning!

This duomo is a 'must-see'. One of the most beautiful duomos in Italy. Fewer tourists and more time to enjoy. Orvieto and Todi are beautiful and slightly 'off the beaten track'.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This duomo is a 'must-see'. One of the most beautiful duomos in Italy. Fewer tourists and more time to enjoy. Orvieto and Todi are beautiful and slightly 'off the beaten track'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Here is a project for all the young kids with too much time on their hands. Instead of gazing endlessly at Rihanna posters, start piling up marble with this stunning building as an example. Let's see what you can do. Start carving lace in the marble. Start sculpting helical columns....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A Fantastic visit to the Duomo di Orvieto. Full of art pieces it is a magnificent church. You must see the frescoes painted in the Cappella Nova with its late-baroque altar and panel of the Madonna of San Brizio. Likewise visit the section of the Chapel of the Corporal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The sheer size and dramatic appearance of the black and white stripes down the side of the building coupled with the amazingly ornate front. Inside the enormous nave and the superb side chapels make this a must see for anyone visiting Italy. One of the truly great churches of the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The architecture of this duomo is spectacular. The whole piazza is really special. Be sure you enter the duomo as well...you will NOT be disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This place is absolutely beautiful. The architecture is beyond stunning and the plaza itself is great too. Orvieto and this cathedral is a must when visiting Italy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Sitting centre stage in the Piazza Duomo is Orvieto's stunning Romanesque-Gothic cathedral. The horizontal bands of white travertine and blue-grey basalt of its exterior makes it look like a giant zebra. But it's the facade that is absolutely the scene stealer. Its sheer flamboyance is in complete contrast to the very controlled arrangement of stripes and curved windows. Triangles, squares,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Orvieto's Duomo is stunning and it is thrilling to catch unexpected glimpses of it through doorways, up stairs and coming around corners. I did not go in, but enjoyed sitting in the sunshine on a bench across the piazza and watching the light play across the colorful facade. Will definitely be back to check out the inside!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Orvieto Duomo boasts one of the most beautiful exteriors in Italy. Gorgeous paintings, mosaic work and sculptures. The interior is equally as impressive with some frescoes dating back to the 1300s. The side chapels are amazing. More so when you realize the 3D paintings and muscled figures pre-date Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. there is a gorgeous Pieta sculpture with Mary... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Duomo is a fantastic building to look at from the outside. It has an unusual design with a black and white strip. The front face has excellent sculptures also. However, the inside is quite disappointing. Very few structures on the inside and is no more impressive on the interior than any other regular church.

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