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Chiesa San Giovenale

Via Volsinia II 2, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
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Medievil gem

wow, we were so humbled by this visit. The frescos are stunning and the quiet in there is humbling... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Sabinahk
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Hong kong
Gorgeous Old Church on the Far End of Town

Well worth seeking out this ancient church from the 12-13th century. Not only are the fresco... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
flaneur40
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New York City, New York
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Via Volsinia II 2, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

wow, we were so humbled by this visit. The frescos are stunning and the quiet in there is humbling. We sat for 30 minutes just enjoying the simplicity of the space and yet the rich sincere beautiful frescos.

1  Thank Sabinahk
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Well worth seeking out this ancient church from the 12-13th century. Not only are the fresco remnants gorgeous but the priest is very friendly and eager to sell you information brochures about the church (for a piccolo donation) and it has a gorgeous (GORGEOUS) view...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

The church was built around 1,000 AD. Beautiful frescoes have been preserved. Well worth visiting while in Orvieto.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

This is another small church in Orvieto that contains beautiful stained glass and artistic beauty. The altar and marble arches are incredible.

1  Thank lollygal
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We came across this church during a stroll around Orvieto in August. The church dates from the 1100s and you sense the true modest religiosity of the building from the moment you enter. The frescoes are a marvel.

Thank lakegirl48
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This church is on the farthest edge of town about 10 minute walk from Piazza del Duomo. It is well worth the effort. It is unassuming on the outside and the quaintest church on the inside. There a frescoes and not a huge amount of...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We were just wandering the city streets one afternoon and came across San Giovenale church. It was different than most of the churches we visited in Orvieto. I really liked the paintings on the wall and columns. A different architecture on the inside. The outside...More

Thank Rosanne M
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This is a church, in the historic center of Orvieto, from the XI century! It is simple and very beautiful! Its frescoes, some of them are still preserved.

Thank RRovigatti
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

A relatively small, unassuming neighborhood type church that's a bit out of the way. However, it is anything but unassuming. The interior is beautiful. The many frescoes and other art make it truly a wonderful experience. The location, perched on the west wall with views...More

1  Thank Terry H
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location, seems like the last place on earth because it's at the tip of the city. Stunning view of the valley from here. This ancient church with really great paintings inside is perfect. Not to miss.

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