"3000 Years of History" Orvieto by nicolaitan
Orvieto Travel Guide: 217 reviews and 756 photos
Situated on a volcanic bluff 700 feet above the surrounding fields and vineyards, Orvieto traces its past to the Etruscans as far back as the 9th Century BC. It was annexed by the Roman Empire in the 3rd Century B.C. After the fall of Rome, it was held by Goths and Lombards until the 10th Century when it became an independent state. It became a papal state several centuries later, the Golden Era for this city, when all the major public buildings and churches were built.
Orvieto is a great town for walking. The narrow medeival walkways, some with arches, give way unexpectedly to wide... more travel advice
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