Orvieto

Destination Weddings in Orvieto

The city of Orvieto in he region of Umbria, has been likened as a marriage between architecture and nature.

This 3,000-year old town is an adventure through history. There are two statues of Boniface Vlll set at the gates of the city, at opposite ends of town. These gates are famous because the Pope at the time entered the town through the Porta Soliana, known later as Porta Rocca, and he left through the Porta Maggiore.

The charming town sits on a rocky plateau over a cliff, and is renowned for the traditional hospitality of its residents. Visitors can access the old town center either by leaving their car below and taking the funicular lift up, or by using the new system of lifts and escalators that have been dug out of the rock at Campo della Fiera.

The Duomo of Orvieto is one of the most significant examples of Gothic architecture in Italy, which is notably different from its European equivalent. This is mainly because of the difference in the cultural heritage of the Italian peninsula as well as its unique and characteristic architecture.

There are a multitude of things to do and see in Orvieto. At the heart of the Medieval quarter, there is an underground passage with caves and all manner of archaeological discoveries. The Emilio Greco museum is located within the 14th century Palazzo Soliano, next door to the cathedral. Many of the findings that have been excavated here have made their way to either the Louvre or the British Museum. The Crocifisso del Tufo Burial Ground is an interesting archaeological site, located in the valley that surrounds the rocky plateau of Orvieto.

For a truly unmatched wedding set in a traditional Italian town overflowing with history, Orvieto is the place to choose. The landscape is stunning and the architecture within is nothing short of a collection of masterpieces.