Duomo di Orvieto
Duomo di Orvieto
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Churches & Cathedrals
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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VoyagerAimerSourire
Princeton, NJ647 contributions
After we walked onto the piazza in front of the Duomo, we just stood there gawking for 20 minutes at the façade without moving. We are so used to architecture dominating the exteriors of churches that seeing richly-colored decorations as the core element of a façade was very surprising. The interior itself is also stunning, especially both side chapels (only one of which can be visited by tourists). Some of the stained glass windows have been replaced by very thin marble sheets that are actually translucent yet strong enough to act as windows. The ticket office is not in the Duomo itself but rather in the building across the piazza from the façade.
Written July 24, 2022
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G.B.
871 contributions
The cathedral in this city is not as renowned as it deserves to be.
The initial glance, as soon as you enter, is extremely fascinating. I highly recommend a guidebook or otherwise material that allows you to enjoy all the works inside.
Written October 26, 2021
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CraigH0901
Adelaide, Australia1,099 contributions
Located in the heart of Orvieto. There is parking adjacent (to the right as you look at it) that requires payment - probably difficult to get a park on peak days, of course. The Duomo has a very unique look from the outside with its striped sides. Around the Duomo is a number of eateries, shops and places to sit and appreciate the view.
Written September 8, 2022
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courtney9384
Washington DC, DC300 contributions
I spent three days in Orvieto and walked by the Duomo at least two times a day. It is a striking work of architecture with unique stonework creating the black and white pattern. I believe the interior self-guided tour is E5, and you can stay as long as you'd like. There are many beautiful stain glassed windows, mosaics, and chapels to admire. I say this often about the Cathedrals I've been lucky to visit, is that they often make me emotional (it's something about the magnificent beauty and history), and this one didn't disappoint. (Also, this was my second visit to the Duomo; last time with in 2014 with a partner; this trip was solo).
Written March 9, 2022
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Bob J
Southport, NC951 contributions
Friends
One suggestion - Wait until the early afternoon to take photos of the facade. The sun will be in the west and shining directly on the front of the Duomo. It will make the mosaics glow and highlight the gold.

Inside the Duomo to the right of the alter is a chapel that you don’t want to miss. The citizens claim Michelangelo spent time there studying the ceiling. Between that chapel and the reliefs on the facade, they say he got inspiration for all his paintings in the Sistine Chapel.

Some amazing frescos still remain on the walls inside the Duomo.
Written May 23, 2022
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liverpool1023
London, UK771 contributions
Couples
Pure and simply a masterpiece. This modest sized cathedral has a front facade of outstanding beauty. The signorelli frescoes of the preaching of the antichrist etc are a masterclass and incidentally represent 500 years of getting back at an ex-girlfriend.
Written September 22, 2021
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ANZ101
Tel Aviv, Israel161 contributions
Orvieto is a beautiful small town not far from Rome. I was astounded to see such a magnificent cathedral, the sort of which one would normally find in a large city.
I was also lucky enough to be there during an organ recital. The sound of the instrument is exceptional and the acoustics are outstanding.
Written May 25, 2022
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Marcia311
Rome, Italy38 contributions
Friends
Orvieto is an Etruscan town on the top of the hill. Distance from Rome 1h50min by train from Roma Termine station.
Ticket starts at €7,90 one way.
Very interesting place to visit if you are in Rome. Good restaurants, truffles and good olive oil produced locally.
Places to visit: Duomo di Orvieto, Pozo di San Patrizio, Museo Etrusco, Orvieto underground, Torre del Moro
Written February 17, 2020
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The Sane Adventurer
Charlotte, NC461 contributions
This was my first time to Umbria and to Orvieto. The cathedral was gorgeous with two different colored marbles. The façade was amazing with very exquisite mosaics. Couple the outside with the inside frescos and you have an amazing tour. I took a tour of Orvieto as an alternative to seeing Rome again, and was not disappointed. There were only 9 in our tour group and we almost had the hilltop town (and church) to ourselves.
Written October 21, 2021
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Pittsburgh, PA58,205 contributions
Couples
The Cathedral of Orvieto is a outstanding structure and a very beautiful place inside and outside. It reminded me of a smaller version of the Duomo in Florence. Well worth the visit.
Written September 16, 2017
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