ORVIETO

Urbs Vetus, that means old city, Latin name of Orvieto and, previously Velzna, main center of the Etruscan civilization.

It rises on a vulcanic base that isolates it from the surrounding territory giving evidence to all its particular fascination.
Its strategic position placed it in the centuries to the center of feracious fights for the power: from the Etruscan age passing for that Roman and subsequently under the Ghots domination, until the civil wars between families of the same city: the Monaldeschi and the Filippeschi. Orvieto receives the visitor from a distance completely capturing his attention. The Duomo, built in 1263 in obedience to Pope Urbano IV's wishes in order to accommodate the "corporal" of the Miracle of Bolsena, impressesfor the sumptuouos facade embellished by the presence of mosaics, marble sculptures and the central eye of rare beauty.

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ORVIETO

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