Orvieto – the city of artistic and architectural treasures and wine traditions in Italy

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City of Orvieto is located at west part of the central Italian region of Umbria. It lies on the volcanic rock. Orvieto was founded by the Etruscans, and it used to be a very important economic center. Today it is an important tourism center.

The oldest monument in Orvieto from the Etruscan period are remnants of the temple Tempio del Belvedere. Impressive is also the Etruscan Necropolis located under the Orvieto rock. The most representative medieval sight is Duomo from the late 13 century. From modern monuments there is a well Pozzo di San Patrizio.

In Orvieto local residents still maintain their traditions. Almost in every part of the year, there are held various cultural events and celebrations. Every year in mid-May, there is for example the Festa della Palombella – celebrations established by noble family already in the 15th century. There is also Palio dell’Oca – competition established by noble families. At the beginning of October you can attend celebrations Orvieto con gusto, where you can taste their typical products.

The famous products are olive oil and excellent wines, red, white or rose.

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  1. ali says:

    im designing a museum/archive for my thrid year project in my architecture course.

    can you please provide me some details on the where abouts of the archives of orvieto. It will be used within the research stages of the portfolio
    an address or a building name will be wonderful

    I hope you can help me with this,
    thank you

    Kind regards,

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