10Took Three Centuries to Complete

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Orvieto Cathedral is one of the most important historical and spiritual sites in the region of Umbria, Italy. It was constructed under Pope Urban IV, and it is such a magnificent and beautiful structure to behold, because of its domination of the skies of Orvieto town. Here are interesting things about the cathedral you should know. While the flagstone signifying the start of the construction of the church was laid in 1290, it wasn’t until 1591 that the cathedral was completed. For decades and centuries, it went through several upgrades, delays, and improvement until it was finally completed. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!