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Interesting building built in the early middle ages and then rebuilt in the 15th century. XII by the Benedictines. The urine of French Premonstratensians, succeeded in 1220 to the Benedictines. he expanded the Abbey to the North, in the style of Romanesque-Gothic style.
Claudio Faina Museum and Civic Archaeological Museum The Museo Claudio Faina and the Museo Civico Archeologico are hosted inside Palazzo Faina, located in Piazza Duomo, in Orvieto. The place was built in the mid 1800s over the old structure of the house of the Monaldeschi, a 13th century family that was among the wealthiest in Orvieto. In the 19th century Count Claudio Faina Senior acquired the palace, and moved his private family art collection—previously kept in his residence of Perugia—there. The building became the seat of the Museum in 1954, when Claudio Junior, the last h
Museum of Medieval and Renaissance Majolica of Orvieto The Museo delle Maioliche Medievali e Rinascimentali Orvietane is housed in the edifice of an ancient kiln—a special furnace for the production of ceramics—in Orvieto. The permanent exhibition displays a collection that mainly consists of waste products from two kilns that were active in Via della Cava, from the second half of the 14th century to the mid 16th century. The collection was enriched by the acquisition of majolica from later periods, which the same furnaces worked on. The collection has many pieces and the continuity
Museum of the Works on the Cathedral—MODO The acronym MODO stands for the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo di Orvieto, it is not only a museum but a Museum Network, having as a hub, its fulcrum, one of the most precious artistic heritages of humanity, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, which preserves the masterpiece painting of Luca Signorelli inside its chapel, the Cappella Nuova or of St Brice. Departing from the fulcrum, the Cathedral, the visit itinerary goes through the MODO nodes, following the main theme, the history of the town and its Duomo. A pathway retraced through the pre
Emilio Greco Museum Located in Piazza del Duomo, near the Cathedral to its right, Palazzo Soliano is the most imposing and largest residence of the Pope in Orvieto. It was built under Pope Boniface VIII, Benedetto Caetani (1294-1303). Already historical premises of the Museum of the Works on the Cathedral, after September 2008, it was reintegrated as part of the hub and of the exhibition itinerary of the Museum Network called MODO—acronym of Museo dell’Opera del Duomo di Orvieto—as point of departure for hosting the Collection of works of Emilio Greco (1913-1995), donated by the arti
National Archaeological Museum The Museo Archeologico Statale is hosted on the ground floor of the medieval Palazzo Martino IV, one of the three Papal Palaces standing behind the Duomo of Orvieto. The museum collects the most ancient and recent materials found, and together with the Faina Foundation Museum—located on the opposite side of Piazza Duomo—is a synthesis of the archaeological knowledge concerning Orvieto. The National Archaeological Museum, being associated with the activities of research and study of the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici—the Superintenden