23Jan 2022

Church of Saint Bernardino

Along the Via Soliana is the church of San Bernardino, an important example of Baroque architecture in the city of Orvieto. The church is grafted into the little space left free between the pre-existing Palazzo Crispo Marsciano and the rooms of the monastery that, together with the adjoining oratory, was founded starting from 1462 at […]

20Jan 2022

Poggio Montone and its history

Poggio Montone, a hamlet of the Municipality of Orvieto known for the calanco that takes its name, is located in Montone[1]. Until the last decade of the nineteenth century, it had a part in a hilly position, Poggio Montone, and a part in a flat area, Pian Montone, a toponym that has now disappeared. Despite […]

11Apr 2020

Cliff and man-made caves

Cliff and man-made caves The southern side of the Cliff, with the many man-made cavities that open onto the valley below,  gives us a chance to see what is hidden inside the volcanic mass on which the city stands.  Originally these caves did not communicate directly with the outside world but as time passed parts […]

11Apr 2020

Porta Postierla, renamed Soliana or the Rocca

PORTA  ROCCA To the early twentieth century traveler Olave Potter the entrance to Orvieto through Porta Maggiore was anything but cheerful, for the arch was gloomy and the road within dark and steep. Porta Rocca, located at the very tip of the tufa mass, almost seems suspended over the underlying valley through which the Paglia […]

10Apr 2020

The Cave of the “Fossil Tree Trunks”

The Cave of the “Fossil Tree Trunks” The Cliff of Orvieto contains countless treasures and one of the most fascinating is the evidence of a far-distant past, way before man appeared on the scene. In some of the caves in the sides of the tufa cliff there are cylindrical cavities, some in a vertical position, […]

09Apr 2020


The necropoli of the Etruscan city of Velzna were explored at various times in the course of the nineteenth-and twentieth-century and supplied us with fundamental evidence concerning the development, prosperity and decline of the Etruscan center. The necropolis of Crocefisso del Tufo, named after a rock-cut chapel close by, stretches out along the northern slopes […]

02Apr 2020

church of S. Domenico

CHIESA DI S. DOMENICO= Everyone thinks the church of San Domenico was the first church founded by dominicans. It was built over an ancient pagan temple. It was built with three naves but only the apse and the transept remain. The rest of the body of the church was demolished in the first half of […]

04Jan 2015

Basilica of Santa Cristina (Bolsena)

15Jun 2014

Necropolis of Lauscello (Castel Giorgio)

03Jun 2014

Aqueduct of the thirteenth century

THE MEDIEVAL AQUEDUCT In the second half of the 13th century, at the apex of its most florid period, the Commune of Orvieto began two imposing projects, both of which were to change the face of the city in the centuries to come: the aqueduct and the new Cathedral. “They had begun to think of […]

01Jun 2014

Saint Peter Aquaeortus village (Allerona)

31May 2014

Triple point (border between Umbria,Lazio and Tuscany)

30May 2014

Astronomical Observatory (Natural Reserve Rufeno Mount)

30May 2014

Old mill on the Grossano creek (Allerona)

28May 2014

Mausoleum of the Marquis Cahen (Torre Alfina)

25May 2014

Quarry Bianchi (Natural Reserve Rufeno Mount)

23May 2014

Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre (Acquapendente)