View on original Evelina site.
For Walt Disney lovers, Orvieto is home to Pinocchio and Gepetto! No wonder every gift shop was selling Pinocchio wooden figurines. I was so confused at first, but then it all made sense. Resting on the stairs of the cathedral with my sisterJump!Wearing: Aldo cap, Forever 21 top, Zara pants, Michael Kors purse, RayBan Sunnies, Zara shoes, Lacoste watch.
Continuing my journey, I am now in the beautiful city of Orvieto, southwest Umbria in central Italy. Orvieto is a hill town on tuff volcanic stone overlooking cypress trees in the province of Terni and the rest of Umbria. Tuff stone is perfect for aging wine, making Orvieto a great place for those who enjoy it.
Orvieto is divided in two, the old medieval town and the new town. I spent most of my time in the old town as it is more interesting to discover.
The Duomo (cathedral) of Orvieto is quite unique because of its delightful colorful frontal mosaics. The facade has four pillars and once again, the cathedral is built with exquisite Gothic detail. Another brilliant structure of Italy. I particularly love the collection of colored glass pieces creating a Pattern of rich mosaics at the front of the cathedral with the stripped side look!
Orvieto rests on Etruscan caves, tunnels and extravagant wells making this town a place of shelter for the Pope to ensure safety and water back in medieval times. This town is full of medieval richness and a delight to sit down at a piazza and enjoy the vibe.
Until next time,