Best Photography Locations in Orvieto

Orvieto is one of the most beautiful and important artistic cities in Italy. It is located in the province of Terni, Umbria. Concrete and reliable sources tell us about the presence of settlements dating back to the 7th century BC. There are traces discovered by the archaeological excavations of the presence of an Etruscan city, Venzla, although the opinions of the various archaeologists are different from each other. This city It was near an Etruscan sanctuary, every year of the inhabitants of Etruria, who gathered here to celebrate religious rites. One of the most interesting works is the St Patrick’s Well. He took this name because it was used in 1700 as Purgatory of St. Patrick.

The work was realized in 1599 and was wanted by Pope Clemente vii. Originally called Rocca Well is an extraordinary hydraulic work. It is interesting to think of the hydrogeological studies that have been done on the ground to find the aquifers. The dimensions are impressive: a depth of 53 mt and a diameter of 13 m. Even the architectural structure is really difficult for the time: the stairway system that allows to climb and descend is helical, and allowed at the time of its use, to raise and descend at the same time. Outside the structure that you can observe appears low and wide. There are two openings, one for salters and one for those who drop. Through the entire large windows you can see and look at the light games that the water creates with the walls of the well. The Orvetano dialect, or dialect spoken by the inhabitants of the city of Orvieto, is different from any other Italian dialect. It is a mixture of Tuscan, Umbrian and Lazio and is very different from the dialect of the nearby town of Terni.

Orvieto was the home of the Pontifical Courts, the city of Corpus Christi. From here Pope Urban lv instituted the universal Christian solemnity of the Corpus et Sangui Domini celebrated all over the world. Orvieto is a city that in the past had an aggressive army, which thanks to its strength allowed the Umbrian city to expand and expand its boundaries. After winning many battles with the cities of Siena, Viterbo, Todi and Perugia, Orvieto was dominated by a vast territory stretching from Val di Chiana to the lands of Orbetello and Talamone, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Orvieto is the destination of many foreign couples who chose to celebrate their wedding the most beautiful cities in Italy. The Umbrian city is definitely one of these

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