Orvieto is a millenary city, full of charm and monuments. Visiting it means crossing a part of the history of this region, from the Etruscans to the present day.
The itinerary we propose is a classic tour of the city, designed for those who see it for the first time. A taste of its beauty from the most distant times, with the Belvedere temple, walking through the medieval alleys to the Cathedral, a medieval monument of extraordinary importance.
The itinerary begins at the Funicular Station or in the Barracks Parking and continues to Piazza del Duomo.
It will be possible to admire:
Belvedere Temple discovered in 1828 and excavated in the 1920s. The podium with the access stairway, the bases of 4 columns and some perimeter walls has been preserved.
Rocca Albornoz built in 1364 by order of Cardinal Albornoz. It was destroyed and rebuilt several times. In 1888, during the works for the construction of the funicular, the moats were filled. It is currently used as a public garden. The restoration of the patrol path along the entire perimeter of the stands allows a highly suggestive view of the surrounding landscape.
Cathedral, a symbol of the city, the Cathedral was built on several occasions starting from 1290. Of particular interest is the Chapel of San Brizio whose frescoes, begun by Beato Angelico and Benozzo Gozzoli in 1447, were completed by Luca Signorelli between 1499 and 1502. Admission fee not included in the cost of the guided tour
Palazzo del Popolo (exterior) Completed in the early 14th century, the Palazzo was built on the model of the Lombard broletti but using local materials and decorative motifs.
Church of San’Andrea built next to the Town Hall. The church is the oldest place of worship in the city.
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Unmissable National Archaeological Museum to admire the materials recovered during the excavations of the necropolis and sanctuaries of the city and territory of Orvieto
Claudio Faina Museum very rich archaeological collection begun in 1864 by Mauro Faina. Of great importance are three amphorae attributed to Exekias, the major Attic potter in the black-figure technique, the decoration of the pediments of the Belvedere Temple and the so-called Venus of Cannicella, a female marble statue found in the excavation of the homonymous necropolis.
Etruscan necropolis of Crocifisso del Tufo constitutes a vast archaeological park, located at the base of the Orvieto cliff. It represents one of the most interesting and studied archaeological areas in all of Etruria.