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Orvieto, Italy: Once a safe haven for popes, now a traveler’s oasis

ORVIETO, ITALY, December 17, 2016 – Imagine a city situated atop a huge flat summit of volcanic rock, or “tuff,” rising above seemingly vertical cliffs establishing an impregnable fortress to protect its citizens. Seems unimaginable but there is such a place: Orvieto in southwestern Umbria. By virtue of its location, Orvieto is one of the most…

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