Orvieto and its duomo with frescoes by Luca Signorelli.

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At 16 km from Bolsena lies Orvieto where Northern Lazio borders on Umbria.

I think Orvieto is one of the most beautiful cities in Umbria.

It is August 9, 2019 and early this morning I was in Orvieto with my red shoes. The last time I visited Orvieto was in June when I walked from Orvieto to Rome with my guests. In 650,000 steps a part of and over the old pilgrimage route, the Via Francigena to Rome. “La passegata dell amore”

Being on the road early, especially in the warm summer months, is a pleasure.
You see, hear, taste and smell a city wake up. Without the throngs of tourists who will take the square in front of the cathedral a few hours later. Enjoying the beauty of the façade in particular with its colorful mosaic, frescoes and sculptures in the summer sun.

Volg de Rode Schoentjes in Orvieto
Orvieto duomo
The cathedral of Orvieto with the grid window of the rose window by Andrea di Cione.
The cathedral with its magnificent facade
Cathedral Orvieto
Cathedral Orvieto
Hiking Orvieto to Rome
Black and white striped side cathedral Orvieto

When I see the porter open the large doors of the cathedral, I decide to buy a ticket to view the cathedral from the inside. The last time I went inside was already 5 years ago.
Two nuns are still busy cleaning the interior of the cathedral.

The doorman opens the door.
Nuns are cleaning the cathedral of Orvieto

Who was Luca Signorelli.

I enjoy all the beautiful frescoes by Luca Signorelli.

In 1497, Luca Signorelli went to work for free housing, bread and over a thousand liters of wine a year in the new chapel of Orvieto Cathedral.

Unbelievable when you consider that his work is now possibly Orvieto’s biggest tourist attraction.

Proud tough muscular naked men and women are painted and can now be admired in the Antichrist, the Last Judgment, the Chosen, the Damned and the Resurrection.

The Sermon of the Antichrist. See the devil right behind Jesus

In the first photo you see Signorelli’s ex girlfriend on the back of the devil. Luca’s revenge after she dumped him.

Orvieto. Volg de Rode Schoentjes Orvieto Cathedral.
self-portrait of Signorelli with his ex on his back.
The final judgment
Beautiful frescoes

If you are in the Orvieto area, take the time to admire this beautiful cathedral both inside and out.

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Ciao I am Mariët Bloemendal the creative mastermind and passionate Italy expert of “Volg de Rode Schoentjes”.

“Volg de Rode Schoentjes” specializes in extraordinaryexperience and discover holidays for singles in central Italy. Far away from mass tourism, I organize and create a base in which you can discover and experience a real Italian holiday together with other solo travelers. Winner of the Benelux Enterprise Award Best Specialist Italian Holiday agent 2020. Correspondent De Wereld from BNNVARA on NPO1.
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