Orvieto is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Orvieto one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Orvieto is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Orvieto or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Orvieto. Explore the historical monuments of Orvieto with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Orvieto guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Orvieto page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Orvieto landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Orvieto.
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Piazza del Duomo, 26, 05018 Orvieto TR, Italy
09:30 am - 06:00 pm
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...
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Piazza Duomo 24 (tourist info office), Orvieto, Italy
11:00 am - 04:00 pm
As you reach the Piazza Duomo for this tour, you will be taken to a different city it feels like. It is also known as The Underground City. This place has a collection of around 440 caves with absolutely fantastic geology and designs. Not only do you get to know the history of around 2500 years over here but also the history of how Estruscans survi...
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Viale San Gallo, 18038 Orvieto TR, Italy
10:00 am - 06:45 pm
This is a historic well that was built by engineer and architect Antonio da Sangallo the Younger between 1527 and 1537. It was during the reign of the Holy Emperor Charles V that the well was constructed as he feared that the water supply might run insufficient in case of a siege. It was completed during the papacy of Pope Paul III.
It is also know...
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Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 87, 05018 Orvieto TR, Italy
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
This was a late 13th century civic project that was built on an elevated portion of the city. The main purpose of building this was to keep a proper watch on the city after it was extensively reformed. At one point of time this became the most important landmark of the city. A mechanical clock was installed in 1876 and after this it came to be know...
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Via della Cava, 28, 05018 Orvieto TR, Italy
08:00 am - 08:00 pm
This is an underground stretch where a family has very well conserved archeological and historical remains that were excavated from here and are said to have belonged to the early residents of the caves. It is also said that once upon a time 5 French officers were murdered following a fight and were buried down here.
The parts of this place are the...
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Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 05018 Orvieto TR, Italy
07:30 am - 06:30 pm
This is a notable church in the Piazza dellaRepublica. It dates back to the 12th century and is known for the decagonal bell tower that is a part of it. It is one of the oldest churches of the city. The inside has rich designs and beautiful frescoes that date back to more than 3000 years.
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12:01 am - 12:00 am
This is a Necropolis Etruscan that is situated at the base of the Cliff at Orvieto. This dates back to the 6th and 7th century BC and is connected by a pedestrian walkway. The name originated from a cross inside the chapel rock. There is also a very small church that you will find further from here.
This is a collection of around 70 tombs. These ar...
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Orvieto TR, Italy
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
This is an important city or town hall in the Piazza del Popolo. This is very simple in design and yet represents the grandeur of the city’s communal history. The most notable parts are the beautiful arches of this building. The design and architecture of this building inspired many other buildings of the city. The checkered cornices and wind...
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Piazza Duomo, 1, 05018 Orvieto TR, Italy
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Also known as Palazzo di Bonifacio VIII, this is a church building that was erected as an order of the church. The collections and antiques of the Museodel’Opera del Duomo are housed over here. These collections all date back to the Renaissance period till the 19th century.
The collection mainly includes paintings by eminent painters such as...
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Piazza Duomo, 05018 Orvieto TR, Italy
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
This is a church museum that preserves the antiques and exhibits that have been part of the OrvietoDuomo since the last 8 centuries and even more.
The Middle Age works of Gold and Bronze and the modern beauties of the Museo Emilio Greek.
There are also sculptures, bas- reliefs and medals.
They also put up regular events and exhibitions here.
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Via Volsinia, 05018 Orvieto TR, Italy
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
This is a church that is a part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orvieto- Todi. It dates back to the 11th century and is adorned with frescoes of the 12th and 13th centuries. The church was built in place of an Etruscan Temple.
The interiors are remodeled in the Baroque design and the best frescoes are that of the Orvieto School.
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