Monthly Archives: May 2014

Lunch in Orvieto

Before the fall at the tower, we had stopped for lunch at Il Negozietto. Off the main route for tourists, this lovely shop seemed to be a favorite of the locals.  No English rotten or spoken.  Just great paninis!  We … Continue reading

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No matter the view…watch your step!

Yes…the view from atop the tower is amazing, but you must not forget that there are steps!  I was so captivated be the beauty that I did not notice two steps.  The laws of gravity apply the same in Italy … Continue reading

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View from top of Torro del Moro

The climb up 200+ steps to the top of the tower was exhausting! But so worth it.  I could see the entire town and surrounding countryside.  In fact, I was so captivated by the beauty that I forgot about the … Continue reading

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Torre del Moro, Orvieto

This 45m-high (148-ft.) civic project from the late 13th century was built to keep on eye on Orvietan territory. In the 19th century it served as a main cistern for the city’s new aqueduct system, then became the bell-ringing communal … Continue reading

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Cathedral at Orvieto

This is simply a stunning building. Not as grand as Notre Dame, but clearly from the same time period. The facade is so ornate with the images depicting the Bible carved into the front entry ways. This was doing because … Continue reading

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Orvieto Cathedral

The Cathedral of Orvieto is a large 14th-century Roman Catholic cathedral situated in the town of Orvieto in Umbria, central Italy. The building was constructed under the orders of Pope Urban IV to commemorate and provide a suitable home for … Continue reading

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Orvieto

This historic city is perched on a hill overlooking the Paglia River Valley.  It is filled with architecture, including towers, palaces, and Nobel houses, dating to the Roman period.  So much to see. Down every narrow road there are tiny … Continue reading

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