An urban itinerary by foot through the charming streets and squares of the city of Orvieto. Starting from Piazza Cahen take the main street (restricted traffic zone) of Corso Cavour. After a short distance on the right the convent and the Church of Santa Maria dei Servi. From here, continue going on until you arrive in Piazza S.Angelo.
Here on the left you can see the beautiful Church of St. Angelo of ancient origins and probably founded on the ruins of a temple dedicated to the goddess Diana and totally rebuilt in the first half of 1800. Inside the church contains the relics of the saints Severo and Martirio. Then you take the narrow street called Via Angelo da Orvieto and cross it until you reach Piazza Angelo da Orvieto, where the small church of St. Antonio (now closed go on until to get the intersection of Via Roma and from here towards left follwing Piazza XXIX Marzo. In this beautiful square there is the gothic church of San Domenico. Passing the square and continue straight on in Via della Pace and then you get to a small square from here you can take the first left direction (Via Corsica) up to the near Piazza Vivaria and then in Piazza del Popolo. In this large square just in front of the majestic Palazzo del Popolo you will find the church of San Rocco (open during events and special events) and San Bernardo (1314).
From this square,go along Via della Costituente that leads you in Corso Cavour again at the foot of the Torre del Moro. From this central crossroads continue straight on Via Duomo and along the way before arriving at the Piazza Duomo, you will pass next to the modern church of San Giuseppe.
Go along again in Via Duomo until you get in Piazza Duomo where you can admire the wonderful Cathedral and in the same square thechurch of San Giacomo all’ Ospedale.
From Piazza Duomo you take the elegant street of Via Maitani, until you get in Piazza Febei to visit the church of San Francesco. From the square, turn left on Via Ippolito Scalza, going down to Piazza Santa Chiara where the Romanesque church of San Lorenzo de’Arariis. Continue on Via Ghibellina then the narrow Via Clementini and then again Via dei Lattanzi and Via Adolfo Cozza. where these two street intersect is the Church of SS. Apostoli Filippo e Giacomo. From here continue onto Vicolo Albani and then right for a small stretch of Via Beato Angelico until to get to Piazza Ippolito Scalza where stands the Church of the Scalzi founded in 1653. At the end of the square, on the left of the church you take the small and nice Via dei Cartari connecting again with the part of Corso Cavour. Take the end of this way to arrive in Piazza della Repubblica where there is the Church of S.Andrea with its particular tower.
Passing the square and going down along Via Filippeschi and then right into Via Malabranca moving towards the oldest quarter of the city and Piazza San Giovenale where you can see the gothic church of S.Agostino (now it is an exposition place ruled by Museomodo) From this square take the narrow Via Volsinia that after a short distance leads you in a panoramic area at the end of the tufa-cliff, here stands the old Church of San Giovenale. You can take from here one of the narrow picturesque street descendings towards Via della Cava and Porta Maggiore. At this point on the right, passing the Porta Maggiore and exit from the perimeter of the city and turn right. Walk about 50-60 meters and on the right the renewed and Church of the Madonna del Velo to conclude this long and pleasant walking among the main churches of Orvieto.
- Average time: 1 hour/ 2 hours (3,5 kms)
- Difficulty: low, urban itinerary
- We suggest: comfortable shoes
- No need transportation