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Simple but incredible

Incredible little church all the way at the back of Orvieto. Free admission and worth checking... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
301ericw
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Granada, Nicaragua
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Go West to San Giovenale

With stunning views of the Umbrian countryside outside its doors, the Chiesa San Giovenale is at... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Peter S
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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Incredible little church all the way at the back of Orvieto. Free admission and worth checking out. Some amazing old murals still intact on the walls.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 301ericw
Reviewed 11 July 2018

With stunning views of the Umbrian countryside outside its doors, the Chiesa San Giovenale is at the western-most edge of the town of Orvieto. With little commercial activity nearby, the church which is open and free to the public every morning and afternoon is a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

This church has restored and is still being used for services. It is built into the wall of the city. Well worth viewing.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Beautiful medieval church with frescos. Nobody was there except for us. There is a great view from here to the valley below. This is right adjacent to the former St. Agostino church, which is part of the duomo museum that houses some of the magnificent...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Sabinahk
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank lollygal
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank lakegirl48
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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