1. Travel

Pictures of Orvieto Cathedral and the Piazza Duomo in Orvieto, Italy

Orvieto's Duomo is a Unique Monument Worth Visiting...Soon


Many forces were at work for little Orvieto to get such a fine Duomo. In short, Orvieto was one of the few places outside Rome in the Papal Territory of central Italy with a Papal Palace, and several Popes spent time here before moving to Avignon, bestowing Orvieto with a wealthier than normal set of religious monuments.

The Gothic facade of the Duomo has several mosaic art pieces, as well as some general decorative mosaic works you'll see in detail photos here. The facade is particular stunning after a rain, particularly if the sun shines while the facade is still wet.

The Duomo sits upon a volcanic tuff butte which is riddled with caves and passageways. Someday all that you see in these pictures could be swallowed up into the void. Visit soon. Oh, and if you're really adventurous, take the Orvieto underground tour, which starts near the Duomo.

Enjoy our Orvieto Cathedral pictures, taken in October. Click each thumbnail picture to see it full size.

Images 1-8 of 8
orvieto picturePicture of the Mosaic Facade of Orvieto Cathedralorvieto pictureView down Via Lorenzo Maitani toward the Duomoorvieto pictureA feathery Autumn Cloud Passes over the Piazza Duomo in Orvieto, Italyorvieto picturePicture of the facade of Orvieto Cathedral
orvieto pictureDetail Picture of Mosaics Embedded into the Cathedral Facade orvieto picturePicture of Clock towers in the Piazza Duomoorvieto pictureOrvieto Cathedral Facade and Cloudorvieto pictureBuildings along the Piazza Duomo of Orvieto, Italy
Orvieto and Umbria Travel Guides
Orvieto - Travel and Tourism Information for Orvieto, Italy
  1. About.com
  2. Travel
  3. Europe Travel
  4. Italy and Malta Travel Info
  5. Italian Cities
  6. Orvieto
  7. Orvieto Cathedral Pictures Piazza Duomo Orvieto, Italy

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.