One day trip around Rome
The town of Orvieto is famous for its gothic architecture, whose perfect representative is the marvelous Dome. Orvieto is one of the most antique cities of Italy: its first dwellers, during the XI century BC, were Etruscans who settled in dug caves where the town in Umbria is currently located.
It is mandatory to start the visit of the lovely town from the Dome, a colorful example of roman-gothic architecture, extremely rich of works of art, preserves the Holy Corporal. The building of the Dome started in 1290 (presumably by Arnolfo Cambio), and then continued by Lorenzo Maitani, who has the merit of the amazing façade, decorated with incredible bas-reliefs. Internally the Dome has a lot of art pieces, such as the frescos from Luca Signorelli and the Corporal’s reliquary.
How to get there:
– By car: from Formia, get the highway towards Cassino, in order to reach the A1 highway. Continue to North Rome until the exit Orvieto.
– By train: From the train station of Formia, get the the train for Rome Termini. Get off at Roma Termini and then get a second train towards Florence that also stops in Orvieto.