Orvieto is an ancient and Medieval city just further north of Bagnoregio, situated on a massive tufa-rock hill and considered the most influential city of the Tiber valley (northern Lazio).
The town has been continuously occupied for two and a half millenia since Etruscan times, when it was considered a major center and important meeting place. Nowdays, because of this rich history, it offers valid testimonials and findings involving many researchers, history lovers and archeologists.
Charming is the Medieval Orvieto with its palaces, towers, churches and cathedrals: the Duomo (the central cathedral) also called “Giglio d’Oro” founded in the year 1290. This gothic Italian masterpiece has always expressed the image of Orvieto throughout the world. Inside the Duomo, besides the “ Cappella del Miracolo” worthy to be seen are the frescoes of the Beato Angelico and of Luca Signorelli.
Not to miss the “Pozzo of S.Patrizio” another of Orvieto’s masterpieces, positioned at the top of the city (la Rocca), carried out by Sangallo the Young, a very high and talented art expression of the Renaissance period, one of the seven marvels of the world.
Unique are the the religious events revived in two important festivals: the country-folk Palombella (day of Pentecoste) and the solemn procession of Corpus Domini with over 400 participants.
Numerous are the cultural events, sports and outdoor theatre: Umbria Winter Jazz Festival, Orvieto con Gusto, famous for local gastronomic traditions and their wines such as Orvieto classico and Rosso di Orvietano.