I will be highlighting about the façade of Orvieto’s Cathedral (Duomo di Orvieto) that I visited this summer.
|Duomo di Orvieto|
A quiet and prosperous town standing on a volcanic rock, Orvieto is home to the stunning Orvieto Cathedral.
Enter this medieval town, also known as “city on a cliff”, and you will be left transfixed from every angle.
|Golden mosaics of the Duomo shining in the sun|
Built to impress just like the Cathedral of Siena, the Duomo of Orvieto was believed to be initiated by Florentine architect- Arnolfo di Cambio in the 13th century.
|Biblical references on the façade|
It took around 4 centuries to create this masterpiece with dramatic biblical references.
|The cathedral as seen from Torre del moro|
|The welcoming side of the cathedral|
The Orvieto Cathedral is a gem in the quaint region of Umbria and one of the architectural sites that completely stands out and must not be missed.
Alberto Satolli aptly describes the space around Duomo di Orvieto, “the aerial emptiness that wraps the building starting from the limited space that surrounds it is the transparent completion that enhances its architecture”
|Duomo di Orveito from a distance (Image Source: nothingcooler.com)|
There will be more of Orvieto and its wonderful historic tram in the coming posts. For now, enjoy the pictures of the Duomo and be sure to tell me how you like them?
How to Reach– It is best to reach Orvieto by renting a car. However, there are also options of public transportation from everywhere- Rome’s termini or Perugia’s train station. Orvieto is only 90 minutes away from Rome. For more information check Trenitalia. To follow more on Terra di Confine check here.