"Lovely little town on a rock and a unique "duomo"" Orvieto by effeti

Orvieto Travel Guide: 217 reviews and 756 photos

Orvieto - a town dominating the valley from his high rock - has more than his cathedral (medieval narrows streets, buildings, romanesque churces).
But the cathedral alone is worth a visit.
The facade is gothic.... but forget the gotic of the northern origins.... The colours and the lights generated here an "italian gothic" that is quite different fron the ancestor.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Unique position, worth a vissit for the cathedral alone
  • Cons:You have to park the car in certain places
  • In a nutshell:Along the highway. Stop there!
  • Last visit to Orvieto: Apr 2005
  • Intro Written May 9, 2005
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  • Aug 28, 2009 at 5:54 AM

    Plesae tell me how to get from the car rental to town. Staying at Hotel Valentino.

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    Mar 4, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Indovina dove staremo domani!!!!???? Orvieto! Grazie!!!

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    Oct 12, 2007 at 9:50 PM

    Your restaurant tip is very good and sounds like great value too.

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    Sep 19, 2006 at 12:45 AM

    I really like your photos. They are very nice. Thank you for your nice words about my Kos' travel page. A lot of greetings from Maria from Poland.

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    Jul 12, 2006 at 11:43 AM

    Francesco- Your quote rings true with us! Great new photo. Looking forward to a 2nd quick visit to Orvieto on way to Roma next week. I could examine the facade for an hour. Ciao, Jon

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    Feb 17, 2006 at 9:33 AM

    Orvieto was one of the friendliest place we have ever visited. I think we all have that picture down the walkway to the cathedral. Somehow - maybe our big Lancia coupe - we got to park in city center without a hassle. This is a great little page. N>

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    Jul 1, 2005 at 3:09 PM

    This was our favourite hilltop town in Italy.

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    May 31, 2005 at 4:13 AM

    Oh, did this ever bring back wonderful memories, Frcesco! Majestic photo of cathedral.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2005 at 6:15 PM

    Very nice tips and amazing pictures. No pictures allowed in the cathedral? :-(((( Haha, OK, I would like to visit it and take pictures with my secret camera :-)

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