Orvieto Cathedral is the most stunning building in the world, at least as far as I’m concerned. Normal photographs just can’t do it justice, and neither can words: you just have to see it for yourself.
Now I’ve travelled all over the world and seen plenty of grand vistas and amazing sights, but last March I was truly stunned by Orvieto’s main claim to fame. Groggy with a heavy cold, I took the bus from the funicular station to the main square, then stumbled out onto the piazza with my fellow tourists. We turned around, and there it was, resplendent in the strong sunshine, its black and white layered stone and intricate facade towering before us.
Of course I took the usual touristy snaps, but then I put on my 10-24mm wide angle lens and got in close for some more unusual views, and here is one of them.
If you want to experience the full majesty of this sublime building, then head for Orvieto: you won’t be disappointed.