Duomo di Orvieto


What comes next for your mind to wrap around is this huge cathedral on the mountain top in the little village of Orvieto. Thirty Popes have stayed within the walls of this town of 6000 souls, and there is a miracle cloth that resides inside an inner chapel. Lots of history here (3000 years or so) and I will share a mere snippet of the cathedral first, then the same of some other parts in subsequent blogs. The well-known artists who painted the frescos include Fra Angelico and Signorelli. The Pieta was carved by Scalza 50 years after that of Michelangelo but contains 4 figures and the expression on Mary’s face changes depending on your angle.

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