The view from our hotel in Orvieto (Hotel Valentino)
Roof tile detail
Pozzo de San Patrizio (St. Patrick's Well)
(The cornerstone of the Duomo was laid on 13 November 1290 by Pope Nicholas IV himself. Work on the building continued for 3 centuries).
The winged ox (or bull), symbol of St. Luke
The eagle, symbol of St. John
The mosaic over the main portal depicts the Assumption of Mary, designed by Giovanni di Buccio Leonardelli in 1366. Six angels lift the mandorla; Saint Thomas is at the left with the belt of the Virgin. The famous doubter had asked for a sign she had really ascended
The Coronation of the Virgin Mary
The winged lion, symbol of St. Mark
The rose window, 1354-80. Christ's head in the center is surrounded by marble decoration; the corners of the rose window feature the western Doctors of the church: (top left, clockwise) Pope Gregory the Great, Jerome, Ambrose, Augustine.
Orvieto at dusk
The street on which our hotel could be found if you looked real hard