Orvieto

On the way to Florence, we stopped at a small town in Italy called Orvieto. This quaint town with tight cobble stoned alley ways dates back to the Etruscan era. It’s prominently perched upon a piece of volcanic rock and visitors access the town with via the  funicular, a cable train that runs strait up the hill.

The tons crowning glory and certainly the biggest tourist draw card is the Duomo (Cathedral). The front of the cathedral is both detailed and extravagant, with sculptures by Lorenzo Maitani, and gold details that demand attention. look at either side of the facade and the influence from the Siena Cathedral can clearly be seen with its black and white stripes.

We stayed long enough to have lunch, have a short walk around and get some pictures, and for us it was a well needed rest.

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