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Go West to San Giovenale

With stunning views of the Umbrian countryside outside its doors, the Chiesa San Giovenale is at... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Peter S
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Beautifully Restored Church

This church has restored and is still being used for services. It is built into the wall of the... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

With stunning views of the Umbrian countryside outside its doors, the Chiesa San Giovenale is at the western-most edge of the town of Orvieto. With little commercial activity nearby, the church which is open and free to the public every morning and afternoon is a...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 13 June 2018

This church has restored and is still being used for services. It is built into the wall of the city. Well worth viewing.

Thank MassarelloFamily
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Beautiful medieval church with frescos. Nobody was there except for us. There is a great view from here to the valley below. This is right adjacent to the former St. Agostino church, which is part of the duomo museum that houses some of the magnificent...More

Thank nonamect
Reviewed 8 April 2018

wow, we were so humbled by this visit. The frescos are stunning and the quiet in there is humbling. We sat for 30 minutes just enjoying the simplicity of the space and yet the rich sincere beautiful frescos.

1  Thank Sabinahk
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Well worth seeking out this ancient church from the 12-13th century. Not only are the fresco remnants gorgeous but the priest is very friendly and eager to sell you information brochures about the church (for a piccolo donation) and it has a gorgeous (GORGEOUS) view...More

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The church was built around 1,000 AD. Beautiful frescoes have been preserved. Well worth visiting while in Orvieto.

Thank K154IRrobertp
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This is another small church in Orvieto that contains beautiful stained glass and artistic beauty. The altar and marble arches are incredible.

1  Thank lollygal
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...More

Thank kathimacc
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...More

Thank Rosanne M
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