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“A hidden gem in Orvieto”

Chiesa San Giovenale
Ranked #5 of 74 things to do in Orvieto
Certificate of Excellence
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.

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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 decoration, but scaled right. It is a great location on the edge of the city and close to the city wall and next to a local park area. Built around 1000AD.
It does close over the siesta time. Free entry. Can take photos without a flash.
Definitely worth seeing.

Thank kathimacc
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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 was extremely plain. In fact you would walk right by it not knowing it was a church except for a very small metal cross on the top.

Thank Rosanne M
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Reviewed 27 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 of Tuscany is inspiring. Take care upon entering. It is a neighborhood church with frequent evening services.

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