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Orvieto

Etruscan Orvieto sits spectacularly on a tabletop of volcanic tufa whose sheer sides drop to 325m. We begin our tour at the famous Pozzo di San Patrizio (1527) with its fascinating double helix staircase 248 steps down and 62m deep designed by architect Antonio da Sangallo. From here we make our way through the narrow streets of the medieval town to Lorenzo Maitani’s Duomo, one of the greatest gothic buildings in Italy to take a closer look at the breathtaking bas relief sculpted on the façade. Once inside we enter the side chapel of S.Brizio, to feast our eyes on the amazing frescoes of The Last Judgement by Fra Angelico & Luca Signorelli.

Presentation: The Sienese school 13th-15th centruries

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