Archives with date 23 February 2022

23 Feb 2022

Porta Postierla, renamed Soliana or the Rocca

Tutti gli articoliPORTA  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 […]

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23 Feb 2022

the ruins of the ‘Conventaccio’

A few kilometres from the Monte Nibbio pass, in a dominant position over the Chiani valley in the direction of Orvieto, are the ruins of the ‘Conventaccio’. Of the imposing structure, whose original function is unknown, we can see the remains of a quadrangular wall, built with square ashlars of grey stone arranged in regular […]

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23 Feb 2022

The parish church of Bagni

The parish church of S. Giovanni Battista is located in the upper part of the village of Bagni, along the road that leads from Orvieto to Ficulle. The church is part of a complex of buildings, including the rectory house. It has a simple plastered façade ending in a tympanum and has a round-arched portal […]

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