4/50.- Umbria, Orvieto, Cathedral


Building of the Cathedral was started in 1290 but lasted for several centuries.The southern transept hosts the Chapel of Saint Brizio, which can be visited for a fee, and whose walls and ceiling bear frescoes painted by Fra Angelico and his followers, the most impressive of which depict the Last Judgment and the Resurrection of the dead. In the Northern transept, in the Chapel of the Corporal one can see a retable containing a corporal cloth stained with blood from a host which started bleeding in what came to be known as the 1263 Bolsena miracle (see picture 24).

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