Orvieto Vacation Packages
One of the most dramatic hill towns in Italy. The site of the city is among the most dramatic in Europe, rising above the almost-vertical faces of tufa cliffs that are completed by defensive walls built of the same stone. The main attraction of the town is the spectacular Duomo, one of Italy`s finest Gothic buildings dating from 1290. Its glittering mosaic facade is visible for miles around.
Be sure to visit the Duomo (Started in 1290 - the stunning facade is embellished with mosaics that shine in the sunlight. The Gothic style interior holds frescoes by Fra Angelico and Signorelli and beautiful wooden choir stalls.); Saint Patrick`s Well (an architectural marvel with a double spiral staircases running along the sides of the well, 62 meters deep, without meeting.); Underground city (Passages dug into the tufa beneath the city in use since Etruscan times); Torre del Moro (highest point in the city with incredible vews over the valley and hills); Albornz Fortress (a Spanish castle where an Etruscan temple once stood); Etruscan sites (remnants of the Etruscan wall around the town, tombs and a necropolis).
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