Orvieto’s Sistine-like Chapel of San Brizio

Orvieto Cathedral’s Chapel of San Brizio is one of the most jaw-dropping pieces of art you’ll see in Italy. Painted by Luca Signorelli (who inspired Michelangelo), it’s a twisted and vivid look at the psyche of the late 1400s. It’s so fun to be updating my guidebook to Italy with a good local guide (David Tordi helped me in Orvieto). I slipped in a busy day of research in Orvieto after saying good-bye to our film crew in Assisi and before reporting for guidebook duty in Florence. And I’m glad I did. I love Orvieto.


This is Day 21 of my 100 Days in Europe series. As I research my guidebooks and make new TV shows, I’m reporting on my experiences and lessons learned in Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Romania, and beyond. Find more at blog.ricksteves.com.


One Reply to “Orvieto’s Sistine-like Chapel of San Brizio”

  1. We are going to Italy next month and Orvieto is definitely on our list! It’s exciting to read about and see what’s in store for us. Thanks for sharing!

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