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Trip Report The Duomo at Orvieto

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This was my first visit to Italy (hopefully not the last!) and it was hard to decide where to go for our day trips. We chose not to drive ourselves, so we used our travel day, with a driver from Rome to Tuscany, for a stop in Orvieto. It might have been my favorite town of all those we visited on our day trips, and if you are at all interested in visiting churches, the Duomo there is an absolute must-see.

I have posted in more detail about it at https://polloplayer.wordpress.com/2015/10/24/orvieto-part-one-the-duomo-god-is-in-the-details/

Even after seeing St. Peter's in Rome, the cathedral at Orvieto did not disappoint. It is truly special. If you decide to visit, I would recommend engaging a guide, or at the very least, doing your homework in advance, because I did not and wish I had. It is an amazing place and has two exquisite chapels filled with stunning frescoes.

There is a parking lot as you enter the town so you can park and then take a short walk to the duomo and then into the very charming town. While Orvieto is a hilltop town, once you are there, the walking is not challenging - much more accessible than some of the towns in Tuscany.

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