Perched atop a tuff hill, this charming Medieval town is dominated by a gothic masterpiece, the richly decorated Cathedral, where a surprising “Day of Judgment” will leave you speechless. You will have the opportunity to admire the impressing St. Patrick’ Well and taste best Italian wines.
Overlooking the fascinating Umbrian countryside, Orvieto, an important Etruscan site, is perched high atop a tuff hill. It will capture you with the magical charm of a Medieval town, chosen in the past as a natural fortress.
The main highlight is the Gothic Cathedral. Its façade is literally covered with dazzling multicoloured mosaics and splendid bas-reliefs. The interior contains the relics of the Miracle of Bolsena and incomparable frescoes of the “Apocalypse” by Fra Angelico and Luca Signorelli ‘s “Day of Judgment” and” Life after Death”.
These masterpieces will surprise you entering St. Brizio Chapel, as they surprised Michelangelo, who studied Signorelli’s work and took inspiration for the Sistine Chapel. The celestial “Madonna with the Child and Angels” and infinite other great works cover all the Cathedral inside and outside.
The Papal Palace across the square, a monumental Gothic structure, was a residence for the Popes. Strolling around the town you may admire many Renaissance and Gothic Palaces ( all visits from outside during the walking tour).
Included in the price, and really worth the visit is St Patrick’s Well, carved in the tuff. It will impress you with its over 200 feet depth and the remarkably intertwined staircases that never meet.
At lunch time you will have the opportunity to taste 4 Umbrian wines enjoying a typical meal (all included). You will also visit the wineyard, the winery and the Etruscan Caves. In case you are interested they send their products all over the world.
– Hotel pick up and drop off
– Transport by air conditioned minivan
– Admission ticket to the Orvieto Cathedral and to the San Patrick’s well
– Lunch and wine tasting of four wines
– Professional Guide in Orvieto