Orvieto: a city and its Duomo
The city of Orvieto and what there is
to see at a footstep from the Duomo
The image of Orvieto is tied up to
the Duomo, its place most known in Italy and in the world. But once
arrived in Orvieto you realise soon that a hasty visit is not quite enough. Only
for an accurate visit of the Duomo it would serve at least one week. It's like
the Louvre. Coming out from the Cathedral it immediately appears
evident that the trip is only at the beginning, in a territory rich in art, of
culture and of history. Everything of its past is stratified and fixed in its
monuments, in the buildings, in the subsoil, where sites and finds old of
millennia tell histories waiting to be listened.
The Etruscan past of Orvieto speaks about
the greatness of a people and a prosperous and industrious civilisation, and
the numerous present traces still increase the charm around this little known
reality. Since then every epoch has left indelible signs of its passage
enriching the urban structure of the city of a tangle of styles however
composed in a superior harmony.
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