Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Orvieto

Orvieto, still another hill town in Umbria, sits on a raised plateau of volcanic lava. The only reason to go there is to see the Cathedral facade and take in the view from the city wall. I'll say no more.

It was a steep walk from hotel in the lower town up to the Old Town of Orvieto. In the evening we took the funicular.
Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

The Cathedral; day and evening.
Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

And the view from the city walls.
Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

And lastly, the City Hall Tower.
Orvieto, Umbria, Italy












4 comments:

Liz said...

The detail is amazing on the church. I especially like the evening pictures.

Crash Eddy said...

I concur with Liz, evening photos are beautiful. As before: religion equals money. I'm slack on my WWII history. Didn't we bomb Italy to bits? We must not have.

Sun-Ling said...

I too like John's night time photos, except the days are getting longer and we are heading north. John already fortold that we would not be able to stay up late enough for night photos, haha.

Sun-Ling said...

@Ed, just today we saw the worst of WWII casualty of Italian art in Padua, stay tuned.