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Orvieto

Orvieto

Why visit ORVIETO?

Because it has a very particular geophysical conformation on top of a tufa cliff, originated from a volcanic eruption that contributed to the formation of the lake of Bolsena, which is,infact, only 20 km away. Because visit Orvieto gives you the opportunity to admire one of the most spectacular and best preserved gothic cathedrals in Italy: an external triumph of mosaics, statues, bas-reliefs, pinnacles and spiers. Because inside the Cathedral, there is the Chapel of San Brizio, Patron Saint of the city, which presents one of the cycles of late renaissance italian frescoes better preserved in Italy, started around 1450 by Benozzo Gozzoli and finished between 1499 and 1501 by Luca Signorelli with the theme of the Last Judgment, reproposed after a few years by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.
Because in one of the scenes of the Chapel of San Brizio, there is the very rare representation of the Antichrist, subsequently banned inside religious buildings by the Council of Trent.
Because it preserves a vast underground area where you can find doves, kilns, and olive pressing tools.