One of central Italy’s major cultural sites, Orvieto is definitely one for the bucket list. It started life as a major Etruscan city and hasn’t really lost its importance since. Tourists flock here to gawk its breathtaking cathedral, while those with more eclectic tastes like to discover the city’s hidden secrets on a guided underground tour.
Like I said, Orvieto’s Cathedral is a true masterpiece. Its facade is striped in white travertine and greenish-black basalt in a style you probably recognise from the Duomo in Siena. It was started in the 13th century, but was renovated many times over since then. If you can pull yourself away from the gold flecked mosaic art on the facade, there are equally spectacular works by Fra Angelico and Luca Signorelli inside.