Territory of Orvietano

Territory of Orvietano

Territory of Orvietano

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Orvieto and its territory, the sanctuary of the Etruscan civilization
The city of Orvieto is the most greater centre of great charm and wealth, from the elevated naturalistic and environmental patrimony, but also historical and archaeological. The past of Orvieto sinks its roots in the Etruscan civilization, when the inhabitants of the ancient Velzna-Volsinii settled themselves in the cliff of Orvieto since the VIII century B.C., giving life to a flourishing commercial and cultural centre.

The most greater monument is however the splendid Cattedrale, which construction began in the last years of the XIII century, under the direction of the architect Lorenzo Maitani from Siena, who gave a clean Gothic imprint to the building. Today in Orvieto you can admire one of the most beautiful fašades ever realized for a sacred building, a series of geometric forms inside which the rich colours of the figures of the mosaics explode. While the fašade has been conceived to remember a precious Fourteenth-century triptych, the insides contain numerous masterpieces, among which the work of one of the most famous Renaissance painters, Luca Signorelli.

A less known destination, but that would deserve the same attention, is Scarzuola, the "Ideal City" fruit of architect Tommaso Buozzi's creative work. It’s situated in Montegabbione, to the place of an ancient convent founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1218. The space has entirely been remodelled by Buozzi, up to create a mystical environment, load of symbols and icons that create an internal itinerary rather than a real city. Crossing that places you face a spiritual walk, and you go out of the daily environments finding yourself absorbed in an atmosphere that recalls concepts like soul, sacred, profane, space and time.
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Itineraries of the landscape, the nature and the environment in the territory of Orvieto - In the territory of Orvieto, the landscape is very various, and introduces to the tourist an excellent variety of solutions. The ecosystem of the lake of Bolsena... Orvietano_offers
Orvietano_culture Historical-archaeologic itineraries in the territory of Orvieto - The zone of the district of Orvieto has been particularly interested from the Etruscan installations, of which numerous testimonies and sites still remain to illustrate t... Orvietano_country_houses
Orvietano_hotels Oenological and gastronomic itineraries in the territory of Orvieto - Besides the Cathedral, the graves and the Etruscan testimonies, the artistic and architectural beauties, Orvieto is the ideal city for tasting good wines fr... Orvietano_hotel
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