Orvieto

The high and strange city

Orvieto, “the high and strange city”, as Fazio degli Uberti called it in Dittamondo (1350-1360), stands proud on an impressive cliff of tuff dominating, powerfully, the Green Valley below.
Once in town, it is worth entering among the narrow alleys and quiet streets, along which you can sense a magical and unique atmosphere that will catapult you into a past that seems to come alive again in visitors, like a flash of light that pierces the dark night.
Walking, you arrive at one of the central squares of the splendid village where the Duomo raises, austere and imposing. “The eyes seem not to be enough to admire it, and the spirit waves in front of its unique and amazing beauty until you think the only one who could create such a work is God”. It was not God, but certainly brilliant people with ideas and divine hands.

Palazzo Piccolomini, DISCOUNT with the Onetcard
Palazzo Hotel Piccolomini

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Orvieto city center
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11/GEN/2017
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Hotel Virgilio

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Orvieto city center
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10/GEN/2017
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Hotel Aquila Bianca

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Hotel

Orvieto city center
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09/GEN/2017
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Hotel Duomo

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Hotel

Orvieto city center,
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08/GEN/2017
La Chiusetta, DISCOUNTS with The Onetcard
Agriturismo La Chiusetta

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07/GEN/2017
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La casa del Frenz

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Bed and Breakfast

Orvieto,
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05/GEN/2017
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Orvieto Scalo,
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04/GEN/2017
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La casetta dei Nonni

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Canale Nuovo, Orvieto
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03/GEN/2017
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Lavanda e Rosmarino

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Holiday House

Canale Nuovo,
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02/GEN/2017
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Orvieto city center,
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01/GEN/2017
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La Finestra sul Duomo

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Orvieto city center,
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01/GEN/2017
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Orvieto city center,
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31/DIC/2016
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Orvieto city center,
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28/DIC/2016
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Orvieto,
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26/LUG/2016
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13/LUG/2016
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Orvieto city center
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05/GIU/2016
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Hotel Filippeschi

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Hotel

Orvieto city center,
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15/LUG/2015
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Affittacamere Valentina

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Orvieto city center
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25/GIU/2015
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Grand Hotel Italia

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Hotel

Orvieto city center,
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23/GIU/2015
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20/GIU/2015
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Orvieto city center
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05/GIU/2015
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Orvieto city center
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30/MAG/2015
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Villa Ciconia

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Hotel

Orvieto,
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05/GEN/2015
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Agriturismo Colbadia

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04/GEN/2015
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Orvieto in Terrazza

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02/GEN/2015
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Orvieto city center
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01/GEN/2015
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09/APR/2018
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24/GIU/2017
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18/NOV/2016
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Orvieto city center
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30/MAG/2015
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26/MAG/2015
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20/MAG/2015
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15/MAG/2015
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10/MAG/2015
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30/APR/2015
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25/APR/2015
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25/APR/2015
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20/APR/2015
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15/APR/2015
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14/APR/2015
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12/APR/2015
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10/APR/2015
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05/APR/2015
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31/MAR/2015
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25/MAR/2015
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07/GEN/2015
Il Duomo di Orvieto
Il Duomo di Orvieto

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03/GIU/2015
SAINT PATRICK’ WELL
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30/MAG/2015
Torre del Moro
La Torre del Moro

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Monument

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25/MAG/2015
FAINA_riassunto
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Museum

Orvieto city center,
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20/MAG/2015
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Orvieto Underground

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15/MAG/2015
Il Pozzo della Cava
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15/MAG/2015
Museo Emilio Greco- Palazzo Soliano - alla scoperta delle opere di Emilio Greco
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Museum

Orvieto city center,
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05/MAG/2015
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Palazzi Papali Le Stanze (M.o.d.o)

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Museum

Orvieto city center,
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30/APR/2015
Libreria Albèri Palazzi Papali
Libreria Albèri Palazzi Papali (M.o.d.o.)

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Museum

Orvieto city center,
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25/APR/2015
La chiesa di Sant'Agostino-Discovering the Church, the Works and the Artists
La Chiesa di Sant’ Agostino (M.o.d.o.)

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Museum

Orvieto city center,
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20/APR/2015
Church of SANTI APOSTOLI Giacomo e Filippo
Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli (M.o.d.o)

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Museum

Orvieto city center,
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15/APR/2015
Tomba Hescanas overview
Tomba Hescanas

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Archaeological site

Porano
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03/GEN/2015
Villa Paolina
Villa Paolina

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Park

Porano
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02/GEN/2015
Castel Rubello
Castel Rubello

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Castle

Porano
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01/GEN/2015
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24/GIU/2017
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24/GIU/2017
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Italian language school

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26/FEB/2016
Orvieto Transfer
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Orvieto
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25/FEB/2016
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Carta Orvieto Unica

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Orvieto
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03/GIU/2015
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30/MAG/2015
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20/DIC/2017
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24/GIU/2017
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24/GIU/2017
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24/GIU/2017
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24/GIU/2017
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24/GIU/2017
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24/GIU/2017
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24/GIU/2017
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12/APR/2017
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06/LUG/2016
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14/OTT/2015
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03/GIU/2015
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30/MAG/2015
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25/MAG/2015
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20/MAG/2015
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10/MAG/2015
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25/APR/2015
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21/APR/2015
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03/GEN/2015

The Cathedral of Orvieto, one of the most beautiful Cathedrals of Italy, that for its magnificence, its elegance and its lavishness is named the Golden Lily of Cathedrals.
Not enough words to describe the value of the many treasures that it receives and displays: the magnificent facade with its precious marble bas-reliefs and its gold mosaics, precious frescoes, sculptures, sacred relics as the body of the Eucharistic Miracle in Bolsena in 1263, and the beautiful San Brizio Chapel, painted by Signorelli.
The Cathedral is consecrated to the Virgin of the Assumption, built following the Eucharistic Miracle and presents itself as one of the greatest works of art of the late Middle Ages, Gothic-Romanesque style but as well-structured to be defined almost unique. A cathedral “celebrated” by anyone who has had the chance to admire it. The invitation is to let themselves be enchanted by its indescribable beauty.

A unique and particular engineering result of the genius of Antonio Da Sangallo the younger, who designed and built the well between 1527 and 1537. This well had commissioned by Pope Clement VII who wanted to provide Orvieto, fortified town that he selected as the Papal seat after the sack of Rome, a source of constant water supply in case of siege.
Engineering project unique of its kind, based on a double helix-shaped staircase, one-way with fully autonomous ramps to which is accessed by two diametrically opposed doors to allow the transport of water with donkeys without that could hinder each other.
Dug in the tuff, is a cylindrical structure with a circular base, with a diameter of 13 m and with 53.15 m deep, 248 steps and 70 windows let filter the outer glow that creates within suggestive play of light.
It is a great work , especially if compared to the era in which it was created, named after Saint Patrick, the Saint who converted entire communities of Irish peasants to Christianity, baptizing those wells that they considered sacred, respecting their traditions.

The towers in the Middle Ages represent the strength and the Blazon of the noble families who competed for power; the city of Orvieto is no exception to this logic and on the cliff there were many majestic towers faced to witness the role played by each House within the society of the town.
however the continuing crashes, the passing of time and the habit to break down Towers of the enemy families in case of victory ensured few surviving towers were arrived intact to the present day. Among these, the tower of Moro and the Tower of Mauritius are the most popular in Orvieto.
However, the two towers are totally different stories between them.
The first, originally called "Pope's Tower", was ceded in 1515 by Pope Leo X to the people of Orvieto and was renamed "tower of the moor", allegedly in reference to a Orvieto nicknamed "the moor" who resided in a House very close to the tower. 47 meters tall, a clock, two bells placed in line with the four cardinal points, is a central element. It stands on the intersection of four historic districts: Serancia, Olmo, Corsica and Stella. Elegant and Impressive, it is a symbol of the three faces of power in the Middle Ages: these religious, these civil and these economic.
The Tower of Mauritius, that is the Tower on piazza of the Cathedral, to which its history is entirely tied up; it is a medium-tall tower been on top of a small bearded man who delivers the mallet chanting hours. It was built for want of Opera of Cathedral between 1347 and 1348, to mark the time of the works of the Cathedral. At that time Europe was brutally lashed by black fever and for the people of Orvieto built a monument of the genre, meant, to express a need of metaphorically future in the spirit of revenge against the black tragedy.

One of the historical and architectural buildings in Orvieto, which is closely linked to the history of the city itself. It is assumed was built in 1157 by Blacks of Greece on a pre-existing Church-owned Palace, probably used for Papal use. Over time it underwent many changes and expansions He was also subject to countless destinations of use; first of all it was the seat of the Captain of the people; the seven Lords, finally del Podestà.
In the 17th century some rooms were used for university classrooms. He was a theatre and at the end of 19th became a cinema. Then, it was closed for a long time, until in the years ' 80, after a long and difficult restoration, was returned to public use.
Today it is a modern multifunctional conference centre. Inside is no doubt mentioned, for its architectural magnificence, the Hall of Four Hundred where, in ancient times, would meet the 400 members who, with different charges, ruled the city.
The Palace has a porticoes loggia surmounted by a large hall; sumptuous Windows with three lights and regal merlons adorn the building, which terminates on one side with a large staircase and on the other side with a tower.
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It is odd knowing that...

Sigmund Freud, impressed and fascinated by Orvieto chose to stay there for a long period during which he began to develop the basics of the Oedipus complex; “... and this gave me the opportunity to recommend strongly to my companion to go at one time or another in Orvieto to contemplate the frescoes of the loop at the end of the world and of the last judgment, with which a great painter had decorated a chapel of the Cathedral! ...“
(Sigmond Freud, Psychological mechanism of forgetfulness, 1898)

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