Our first stop out of Rome was Orvieto. The thrill of visiting our first hill town made it even more impacting. The beauty of these towns will take your breath away. So will all the walking. The town center is typically dominated by a cathedral, which may or may not have a dome. I thought duomo always would translate to a church with a dome, but it does not.
Orvieto’s cathedral has one of the most spectacular facades that I have ever seen. Here is our first peek at it.
This is an example of Italian Gothic architecture. Of interest is how the look of the facade changed as the afternoon light on the colorful mosaics made them shine like the sun itself.
Strolling through this medieval city was like walking through a fairy tale. I kept having to pinch Bob to make sure I wasn’t sleeping.
I hope you enjoy these few shots. Ciao for now.