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Duomo di Orvieto

Address: Piazza del Duomo, Orvieto, Italy
Phone Number: 045-595-627
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Ranked #2 of 24 Attractions in Orvieto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Orvieta's magnificent Duomo (cathedral) is considered one of the must-see churches in Italy for its...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What is there to say: the finest, most complete and best-preserved LIVING example of High Italian Renaissance art and religious iconography and NOT over-whelmed by tourists. Simply glorious. Going to Mass there or hearing the "Gospel Concert" during the Umbrian Jazz Festival - magic

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Cathedral of Orvieto is a large 14th-century Roman Catholic cathedral in the town of Orvieto in Umbria, central Italy. The sites below are very informative and show beautiful pictures. http://www.initaly.com/regions/umbria/duomo.htm http://www.paradoxplace.com/Perspectives/Italian%20Images/Montages/Umbria%20&%20Le%20Marche/Orvieto/Orvieto%20Duomo.htm Inside you can purchase a ticket to the cathedral or a combo ticket for the cathedral and the museum next door. There are so many lovely sculptures and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The craftsmen of Orvieto outdid themselves with this construction. The beautiful facade is worth the trip to this lovely small town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Exceptional ornate and beautiful frontage, a must see if visiting Orvieto. Costs nothing to sit outside and admire

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, affectionately known to all as the Doumo was begun in 1285 and is built from alternating courses of black basalt and greyish/yellow limestone, the Italian gothic exterior of the building is very ornate and impressive. Believe me there is more to this Cathedral than the interior. Over the entrance are dazzling mosaics and many sculptures.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Buy 5 euro combined ticket (outside Duomo down right hand lane) to the cathedral itself (especially the Signorelly frescos), which may help you beat the queue inside, but especiually be sure to go to the Museum of the Opera del Duomo (MODO) in the papal palace next door, which has newly renovated Library also by Signorelli above ticket office, and... More 

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