The beautiful architecture of Orvieto’s cathedral
What stood out after a wander through the town was the gothic-style cathedral, which was commissioned in 1263 and only completed in 1591. The frescoes inside the cathedral were incredibly detailed, designed and painted by Luca Signorelli and his school of artists. While no photography was allowed in the cathedral, I’d recommend going inside to explore – it’s beautiful.
The Gothic façade is what really resonated with me – striped columns of marble and huge reliefs carved into stone and colourful mosaics to complement the scenes. While the rest of the cathedral was wonderful in its own right, the stripes gave the structure a whole other look, different from many of the others I’ve seen.
As you can see, it was a beautiful sight from any angle: