The ancient city of Orvieto was a major centre of Etruscan civilization. Orvieto was annexed by Rome in the third century BC. Because of its site on a high and steep volcanic rock the city was virtually impregnable. After the collapse of the Roman Empire its defensible site gained new importance and the episcopal seat was transferred from Bolsena. At the end of the 13th century the population of the Orvieto region numbered about 30,000. The population of the ancient cliff top town is now around 3,000, whereas the entire Orvieto population, incorporating the valley township and surrounding areas is over 20,000.
The Piazza del Popolo. This is the heart of the town. The square was built between 1281 and 1284.
This is a limited edition Giclee print of 25 with archival pigment ink on 310gsm Hahnemühle German Etching paper.
The printed image measures 41x41cm plus a 3cm border for my signature and limited edition number. The framed images are for reference only.