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Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

Orvieto is a town in southwestern Umbria (Italy), which is located 100 km north of Rome, on a fairly flat top of a large hill of tuff. Famous for its cathedral, which stores the corporal of the Eucharist miracle from Bolsena. Gothic facade of the cathedral is one of the best masterpieces of the Middle Ages.


Parking in Orvieto

Very large parking lot is located at the entrance to the town from the south side (GPS: 42.715986, 12.105801). Then we literally enter into the mountain and using escalators we move on the top, where the town is located.


Piazza della Repubblica

We go out to the surface in the vicinity of Piazza de' Ranieri (A; GPS: 42.717320, 12.106941). Then we go down Via Giuseppe Garibaldi in northern direction and find the Piazza della Repubblica (B; GPS: 42.718306, 12.108298). There is a chruch Chiesa di Sant'Andrea - the oldest place of worship in Orvieto, built as early as the sixth century, with an interesting 12-hexagonal tower. Next to the church we can see an interesting building which is a seat of local government.

The cathedral Duomo di Orvieto

We walk down the street Corso Cavour to the east. Along the way, we can turn left to see the beautiful Palazzo del Popolo located on the Piazza del Popolo (C; GPS: 42.719220, 12.110300). Then we enter the Via del Duomo, which leads straight to Piazza del Duomo with its famous cathedral Duomo di Orvieto also known as the Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta (D; GPS: 42.716882, 12.112753). The cathedral was founded in the fourteenth century in response to the Eucharistic miracle that took place in the nearby village Bolsena. The cathedral kept the associated relics - the Host and the corporal. The construction process of the cathedral lasted almost three centuries. The building is impressive and breathtakingly beautiful - both the external design and the interior.

St. Patrick's Well

Also worth a visit is the St. Patrick's Well (Pozzo di San Patrizio) with a depth of almost 60 meters, built in the sixteenth century, which itself is a beautiful architectural structure (E; GPS: 42.722548, 12.120462). The design and construction of the well were probably supported by Leonardo da Vinci.


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