Duomo Di OrvietoCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Piazza del Duomo, 26, 05018 Orvieto TR, Italy
- Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +39-0763341167
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture
This is a large 14th century Roman Catholic Cathedral that was constructed on the order of Pope Urban IV. It is said that once a priest was passing this place and saw the altar inside bleeding badly and its clothes were all blood stained. The stained cloth is now stored safely inside the cathedral.
- The architecture and design is very elegant, with the facade being the most notable part of the whole building. This is one of the finest masterpieces of the Middle Age.
- There is a beautiful large rose window, golden mosaic works and 3 large bronze doors.
- Inside are 2 mind blowing frescoed chapels with paintings of Judgement Day.
- There are 5 bells that are tuned to E- Flat.
- The piers have the carvings of stories from The Testament, Tree of Jesse and other tales of mythology.
- The Chapel of San Brizio or the Capella di San Brizio was a 15th century addition to the cathedral. It is separated from the main cathedral by 2 iron gates. The main piece of painting inside is of Madonna with child and angels. The other notable frescoes here are The Preaching of the Anti Christ, The End of the World, The Resurrection of Flesh, The Damned are taken to Hell and The Elect in Paradise.
- Get there on foot
- Ristorante Al San Francesco
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95% of people who visit Orvieto include Duomo Di Orvieto in their plan
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74% of people start their Duomo Di Orvieto visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Duomo Di Orvieto
87.6% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Duomo Di Orvieto
A small and wonderful medieval town in Umbria, untouched by tourists and hence, unspoiled by merchants. Everything around the Duomo is fairly priced, unlike other towns in neighboring Tuscany. The town actually has two big piazzas, so unlike many other medieval towns, Orvieto has two centers where people go and hangout. The Duomo itself is beautiful... look at the pics!
Stunning cathedral exterior with thousands of pieces of mosaic decorating its facade. Lovely welcoming gentle vibe by the locals. A candle lit, a heart left in memory of my son. A cherished day. 💜
The facade is very impressive, probably one if the most beautiful and colourful in Italy. The interior is very different. It is dark, not as colourful, huge but I can hardly say it is beautiful. Worth seeing though.
The cathedral of Orvieto, of Santa Maria Assunta; the power of Christianity collected in a thousand-faceted architecture, in a Gothic Romanesque style against the background of Central Italy. A magnificent place to be subjected to the power of the divine and the genius of man.
Wonderful Duomo to visit. The art work done out side wall at the entrance is magnificent.