Orvieto

Orvieto’s old quarter is located at the top of a cliff-fringed hill. The Duomo is the obvious must-see of Orvieto. Absurdly large for such a small town (though due to an optical illusion resulting from design, somewhat smaller than it looks), the cathedral is distinctive and spectacular. The exterior; black, white and fronted with gold, […]

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Todi

Most of the main sites of the hilltop town of Todi are in the very near vicinity of the Piazza del Popolo. The Cathedral is Gothic, built in 1190 after fire burnt down the building previously occupying the site, believed to have been a Roman Temple. Also nearby are Palazzo del Popolo, Palazzo del Capitano, […]

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Spoleto

Spoleto’s long history means a diverse array of sites, from Roman to medieval. The Duomo of Spoleto (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta) was built in the 12 century, and features a Romanesque façade. The Archaeological Museum incorporates a Roman theatre The impressive Ponte Sanguinario is a large Roman bridge, from the 1st century BC. Follow […]

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Spello

After heavily touristed Assisi, arrive in Spello and you’ll feel almost like the first non-Italian to ever show up in town. There aren’t any blockbuster attractions per se, but the town is exceedingly pretty and its laneways well deserve some time spent getting lost. […]

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