Italy. Umbria. Terni. Orvieto. Orvieto Cathedral. The interior is uncluttered and spacious. The trussed timber roof was decorated in the 1320s. A holy water scoop is on the right, sculpted 1451-1456 by Sienese architect Antonio Federighi.
Italy. Umbria. Terni. Orvieto. Orvieto Cathedral. The bas-reliefs are considered among the most famous of all 14th-century sculpture. Here is a close-up of the facade's right bad-relief, which depicts the Last Judgement.
Italy. Umbria. Terni. Orvieto. Orvieto Cathedral, constructed 1290-1591. Pope Urban IV ordered this building to honor a miracle that allegedly took place nearby some 20 years earlier: a priest did not believe that the bread and wine he was serving was really the body and blood of Jesus, and so the host started bleeding, staining the altar cloth. Pope Nicholas IV laid the flagstone on 13. November 1290. The eye-catching golden frontage was created by Lorenzo Maitani 1325-1330. The top mosaic is of the Coronation of the Virgin, to which this church is dedicated (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta).