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Umbria's Orvieto

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Orvieto    is one of the most interesting towns in Umbria.  Its Duomo, dating from the 13th century, is world famous for its unusual but harmonious  blend of beautiful architectures.   Although the exterior is stunning the real treasures are to be found inside.  Be sure to see the Chapel of San Brizio (the Capella Nova), known for its incredible frescos.  Also see the Chapel of the Corporal and the relic it houses, as this was the original reason for building the Duomo in this location.





Orvieto includes a number of residences that housed various popes and their entourages when Rome was not quite the place to be in the  Middle Ages.  The city's  impressive Well of Saint Patrick  was commissioned by Pope Clement VII during his respite here after Rome was sacked in the 16th Century. For more interesting architecture, see the the town's Palazzo del Popolo and its Capitano del Popolo dating from the 14th century with later alterations.

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