Orvieto’s Cathedral is so famous worldwide that a large number of people come to the “City of the Cliff” attracted only by its great iconic monument. We like to think that once in Orvieto, you will be interested in learning about many other of its treasures. However, Orvieto’s Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption (to the Orvietan people, but not only, simply the Duomo) is undoubtedly the town’s most important and unrivalled wonder

Over the centuries it was adored by artists and writers as well as by ordinary people. The Duomo will never cease to amaze you, no matter how well informed you are, how much you have read about it or how many pictures or postcards you have enjoyed seeing. Whichever direction you are coming from, you will be amazed at its daring and slender proportions, surely a hymn to the desire for infinity and ascent to heaven – and its unique impressiveness and evocativeness, that go beyond any simplistic categorization of style. Named after the Virgin Mary of the Assumption, the Cathedral represents one of the artistic masterpieces of the late Italian Middle Ages, which gathered under one roof the feeling that pervaded the construction of the great European Cathedrals of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the architectural solutions of the mendicant orders and the figurative motifs of the French Gothic art, in order to overcome the tradition followed by Roman basilicas and create an ensemble which would be unrepeatable and totally original.

Whether you arrive from Via Postierla, and come across the majestic south side, enhanced by the green field and the imposing corner pillar, or from Via Maitani in front of the facade, and little by little discover the triumphant golden mosaics of the facade, or from narrow and windy Via del Duomo that, according to a prospective ritual which is very common in medieval town plans, slowly reveals the majestic impact of the facade, the isolation of the Duomo within the square is evident and, as medieval urban planning researcher Alberto Satolli rightly notices “the aerial emptiness that wraps the building starting from the space that surrounds it is the element that emphasizes its architecture”.

Constructed in several centuries, from XIII to XVII,
Orvieto’s Duomo represents
one of the highest artistic expressions of the late Italian Middle Ages.

Built between the thirteenth and the seventeenth century (from the thirteenth to the seventeenth) with late additions dating to the more modern twentieth century, the vast ensemble of the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Assumption owes its construction to a multitude of reasons: certainly religious, due to the close link between the Duomo and the Miracle of Bolsena happened back in 1263, but also, more widely reasons, such as political, social, and artistic reasons as well as those related to town planning.
We’ll try and tell you in a synthetic yet comprehensive way, the long and compelling adventure of the Fabbrica del Duomo di Orvieto. However, it may be worth obtaining a deeper insight, through one of the many publications from the more general to the specialist ones, that suit every pocket and every need, available from any bookshop in town. Perhaps you can start flipping through it while standing on the Cathedral forecourt that every day welcomes the steps of the many tourists and also experiences the affection and familiarity shown by the Orvietan people.

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Orvieto’s Duomo

Piazza Duomo 
05018 Orvieto

Tel. +39 (0)763 341167

Opening times
From November to February 7.30-13.00
March and October 7.30-18.30
From April to September 7.30-19.30

CRYPT During weekdays – Admission free

Accessible to disabled

Duomo, Tesoro della Cattedrale e Cappella di San Brizio

Novembre – Febbraio 9,30 – 13,00 / 14.30 – 17.00

Marzo e Ottobre 9,30 – 18,00

Aprile – Settembre 9,30 – 19,00

Domeniche e feste di precetto

Novembre – Febbraio 14,30 – 16,30

Marzo – Ottobre 13,00 – 17,30 L’orario di visita in Duomo può variare per esigenze di culto.

Museo MODO, Palazzi Papali e Chiesa di Sant’Agostino

Novembre – Febbraio 10,00 – 16,30
(chiuso il martedì)

Marzo e Ottobre 10,00 – 17,30
(chiuso il martedì)

Aprile – Settembre 9,30 – 9,00

Ultimo ticket 30 minuti prima della chiusura

Costo Biglietti

Duomo e Cappella di S. Brizio – 4 euro

Gratuito per i residenti della Diocesi Orvieto-Todi

Biglietto unico – 5 euro

(Duomo, Tesoro della Cattedrale, Cappella di S. Brizio, Palazzi Papali, Chiesa S. Agostino) Gratuito per i residenti della Diocesi Orvieto-Todi

Museo MODO – 4 euro

(Palazzi Papali, Chiesa S. Agostino) Gratuito per i residenti della Diocesi Orvieto-Todi Gratuito: minori di 10 anni, insegnanti accompagnatori, disabili e accompagnatore, giornalisti con tesserino Ultimo ticket 30 minuti prima della chiusura

Informazioni e Contatti

Per INFO rivolgersi a Opera del Duomo di Orvieto
Piazza del Duomo 26, 05018 Orvieto
Tel. e fax 0763 342477
email: opsm@opsm.it
sito internet: www.opsm.it
Palazzi Papali: tel 0763 343592
Ex chiesa di Sant’Agostino: tel 0763 344445

Biglietteria: tel 0763 343592
email: biglietteria@operadelduomo.it

Cappella Nuova o di San Brizio
• Le visite guidate non devono durare più di 15 minuti
• I gruppi con guida autorizzata, già prenotati, hanno la precedenza
• La successione dei gruppi deve alternarsi per consentire le visite individuali
• Il personale preposto è autorizzato a regolare l’afflusso secondo il criterio della prenotazione e della successione.

Durante le celebrazioni delle Funzioni liturgiche all’Altare Maggiore e nella Cappella di San Brizio, non è consentita la visita turistica

Il Duomo di Orvieto visto e raccontato nei suoi particolari. I mossi dorati della straordinaria facciata, le statue, il rosone, i dettagli del prezioso portale. Le navate della maestosa cattedrale che racchiude i preziosi affreschi della Cappella di San Brizio, l’altare maggiore, il coro ligneo e la Cappella del Corporale, scrigno di storia e religione.

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