Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Orvieto



Last Friday, we drove up to Umbria to Orvieto, a charming town. It is very old, originally settled by the Etruscans thousands of years ago. We went to an Etruscan Museum on the piazza where the Duomo is. It was very interesting; I am always surprised by how contemporary many Etruscan sculptures look.

There is a massive cathedral for such a seemingly small town. The interior is as impressive as the exterior. The frescoes in one chapel were planned and begun by Fra Angelico. The photos are of the Duomo’s fa├žade, and the ruins of a garrison, which is now a park.

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