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Chiesa di Sant'Andrea e Bartolomeo

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This inscription is carved on a fragment of an arc of, perhaps, ciborium of early Christian basilica and is one of extraordinary artifacts visible in the basement of the church. The frieze is located in the space of the apse and the text of the...more
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Piazza della Repubblica, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
+39 328 191 1316
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

enjoyed seeing this lovely and quaint church. simple but very special. not sure if mass is said at this church but would love to return one day to see.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another beautiful Old Church in Orvieto worth checking out. The admission is free and it only takes about 10 minutes to give it a good look. Take the time to walk up to the altar. The ceiling above is gorgeous

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Reviewed June 12, 2018

Founded in the 6th century over the ruins of an Etruscan Temple. It was then rebuilt in the 11th - 12th century. The interior dedicated to St Andrew is basilica type with a nave and two aisles. There is a crypt where they have uncovered...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Very simple church that likely gets missed by most tourists. Stunning barrel vaults. The remaining frescoes are still bright. Would likely be cold even on a hot sunny day.

Thank lovetotravelgreeley
Reviewed January 30, 2018

t is an old church in the center square of the city. There is a sacred atmosphere in the interior. Tourists do not seem to have visited so much.

Thank possoprovare
Reviewed December 1, 2017

A fascinating historic church. A special church with a rich history. In this mystical and evocative atmosphere, we can discover testimonies of every age. It is rich with many beautiful frescoes. The real discovery is beneath the floor of the church, the beautiful square of...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Interesting church but lacking the artwork and interesting features of other churches in Orvieto. Worth seeing if you have time.

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Reviewed October 21, 2017

This church sits on top of a Etruscan temple which is said to be the birthplace of Orvieto before Christ. The area was destroyed by the Romans and later this church built

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Reviewed October 1, 2017

Next to the town hall is this church with a beautiful cascade and it's 12 sided tower. In the basement are what remains of ancient Etruscan and Roman buildings and an early Christian church. This is very interesting, but only seen by a private tour....More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed September 24, 2017

While the church is not elaborate, it is still an interesting visit. The bell tower is somewhat unique. We enjoy church visits and this one was plain and simple but a good visit none the less.

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