We crossed the border from Tuscany into Umbria to visit Orvieto which is such a high village that once you park your car you have to take a series of escalators through tunnels underground before finally reaching the top. Surely this was once the spot of a volcano. The main reason to come to Orvieto is the cathedral, a true masterpiece, and probably the most well done gothic cathedral ever.
There were incredible sculptures of marble too depicting Biblical scenes. This is of God taking the rib of Adam to create Eve.
I wish I could have taken photos of the chapel inside. It was amazing. Started by Fra Angelica and finished by Signorelli, it showed the Last Days, Judgement Day, and heaven and hell. Signorelli had even put an ex girlfriend in it, being taken to hell on the back of a devil. Sort of creepy stuff but fascinating to look at. I guess, if you weren’t able to read the Bible and saw these paintings you would be inclined to keep coming to church and supporting it financially.