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The tesserae of the Monteleone d'Orvieto's mosaic
A marvellous suburb leaned on a high ground of whose furnaces come out mosaics tesserae that cover the façade of the Cathedral of Orvieto

The origin of Monteleone d' Orvieto is placed around the year 1000, always strategically important in the defence of the territory, up to constantly be contended among the local dominions. The city is located on the summit of a hill from the lengthened form, giving the longitudinal development of the urban centre. The suburb is intact and well preserved in its medieval structure, adorned by typical constructions in tile, inheritance of the furnaces that gave shine to the façade of the Duomo of Orvieto. At Monteleone d'Orvieto, around 1310 was realised a fruitful synergy among the experience of glassworkers came from Piegaro and the presence of a prestigious local artist, Consiglio Dardalini. It was the same Lorenzo Maitani that in 1321 commissioned to the Dardalini the realisation of the mosaics tesserae that would have composed that marvellous tryptych painted that is the façade of the Duomo today. But unfortunately the activity of the furnaces is not continued up to today, it was interrupted rather soon, once finished the construction of the Duomo, leaving the awareness to have decisively contributed to the realisation of one of the maximum masterpieces of the Italian Gothic architecture.

The today's reality of Monteleone d'Orvieto introduces us in an ideal place for brief or long vacations, where the nature and the environment have overcome the whole rest, delivering a pleasant and healthy territory to the tourist. The medieval urban structure integrates with the hills and the surrounding woods, in a very various and suggestive landscape of which never get tired. Rich of very interesting demonstrations and from the numerous cultural initiatives, at Monteleone d'Orvieto is possible to conjugate a relaxing vacation and that at the same time protects from the daily boredom and from the routine.
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