Historic Building in Orvieto

Torre del Moro

From the Piazza Duomo, head northwest along Via del Duomo to Corso Cavour and the 13th-century Torre del Moro. Climb all 250 steps for sweeping views of the city.
Museum in Orvieto

Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Ensconced in the medieval Palazzo Papale, the archaeological museum holds plenty of interesting artefacts, some over 2500 years old. Etruscan ceramics, necropolis relics, bronzes and frescoed chamber tombs are among…
Museum in Orvieto

Museo Claudio Faina e Civico

Stage your own archaeological dig at this fantastic museum opposite the Duomo di Orvieto. It houses one of Italy's foremost collections of Etruscan artefacts, including plenty of stone sarcophagi and terracotta piec…
Church in Orvieto

Chiesa di San Giovenale

At the western end of town is this stout little church, constructed in the year 1000. Its Romanesque-Gothic art and frescoes from the later medieval Orvieto school are an astounding contrast. Just to the north, you …
Museum in Orvieto

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo di Orvieto

Housed in the former papal palace, this museum contains a fine collection of religious relics from the cathedral, as well as Etruscan antiquities and paintings by artists such as Arnolfo di Cambio and the three Pisa…
Historic Site in Orvieto

Orvieto Underground

The coolest place in Orvieto (literally), this series of 440 caves has been used for millennia by locals for various purposes, including as WWII bomb shelters, refrigerators, wells and, during many a pesky Roman or …
Church in Orvieto

Chiesa di Sant'Andrea

This 12th-century church, with its curious decagonal bell tower, presides over the Piazza della Repubblica, once Orvieto's Roman Forum and now lined with cafes. It lies at the heart of what remains of the medieval c…
Cathedral in Orvieto

Duomo di Orvieto

Nothing can prepare you for the visual feast that is Orvieto's soul-stirring Gothic cathedral. Dating to 1290, it sports a black-and-white banded exterior fronted by what is perhaps the most astonishing facade to gr…