Hotel Valentino ***
Via Angelo da Orvieto, 30/32
05018 Orvieto (TR)
Tel. e Fax 0763.342464

Orvieto and ...

Make yourselves at home in our charming hotel in central Orvieto, then go out to enjoy one of the most renowned Etruscan cities, the artefacts that enrich the Claudio Faina museum collection recall an ancient past, including vases, coins, bronze pieces and a rare sarcophagus.

One of Orvieto’s most beautiful monuments is without a doubt the imposing and noble Romanesque Gothic cathedral, whose main facade is simply breathtaking, as well as the magnificent bas-reliefs and many mosaics. Within is the famous masterpiece of goldsmith work, the Reliquario del Corporale, and frescoes by Signorelli in the New Chapel.

Connected to the Cathedral is the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo which reveals paintings and wooden statues dating back to the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, placed within the Papal Palazzo. But equally not to be missed are the many churches, the oldest is the church of San Giovenale, but also the churches of Sant’Andrea, San Domenico and San Francesco.

Another great and admirable work is the famous Pozzo di San Patrizio, a well built by order of Pope Clement VII as an emergency water supply, designed with a double spiral staircase with low steps for pack animals and illuminated by windows that line the staircase, to a depth of 62 metres and a width of 13 metres.

Finally, another important building, symbol of the ‘Urbs Vetus’, is the Palazzo del Popolo, dating back to the twelfth century. This too is an excellent example of Romanesque Gothic art, with a grand external staircase and elegant bay windows; today it is home to Orvieto’s congress centre and whilst preserving its historic charms the building has been equipped with cutting-edge technology and facilities suitable for any kind of event.