This magnificent town looks down on great vistas of vineyard-dotted plains. There are several interesting churches and little museums, as well as an Etruscan necropolis and a fairly unique attraction in the form of the vast well, Pozzo di San Patrizio. We did not have time to include touring any of these into our brief stop in Orvieto.

Aside from a brief stroll around the medieval town center and a few moments of contemplation from high lookouts, we only toured the Duomo ♥♥, one of the greatest Romanesque-Gothic cathedrals in all of Italy. In our opinion, just that alone justified our spur-of-the-moment decision to turn off at Orvieto for a quick look.

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