Orvieto


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Orvieto

(Italian orˈvjɛːto)
n
1. (Placename) a market town in central Italy, in Umbria: Etruscan remains. Pop: 20 705 (2001). Latin name: Urbs Vetus
2. (Brewing) a light white wine from this region
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
Peppino had a little spare time, so he had a game of mora with the facchini, lost three crowns, and then to console himself drank a bottle of Orvieto.
ORVIETO, ITALY, 25 MAY 2005, NEAR MIDNIGHT: Tables covered with flying white cloths and laden with food appear out of nowhere for a crowd of 400 in a piazza at the edge of the cliff, in the oldest part of this old city.
Orvieto, the old Roman Umbrian hill town of Urbs Vetus, tucked away in the northwest corner of the Patrimony of St.
We washed down our food with a glass of the house white, a crisp Orvieto, and rounded off proceedings with peppermint tea.
Lordship, Reform, and the Development of Civil Society in Medieval Italy: The Bishopric of Orvieto, 1100-1250 is a scholarly analysis of a small Italian commune during the High Middle Ages.
On the way to Tabiano, the next stop after Orvieto, there was a chance to see the Tuscan walled university city of Siena, which stages the wonderful Palio horse race around its square, every August.
Exiting the autostrada at the town of Orvieto, we ascended the tufa rock and were instantly swallowed up by a medieval maze of ancient alleyways, the gilded cathedral playing hide-and-seek in between the old stone facades.
Parretti is said to be at home in Orvieto, Italy, fighting extradition.
On Orvietan judicial procedure, see Francesca Cardarello, "Problemi di diritto penale ad Orvieto nel tardo medioevo, Tesi di laurea, Universita degli studi di Roma "La Sapienza," Facolta di Giurisprudenza, 1990-91.
Luca Signorelli's frescoes in the Orvieto Cathedral of ``The Last Judgment,'' which inspired Michelangelo's apocalyptic vision in the Sistine Chapel a half-century later, have been reopened to visitors after a seven-year, $4.
At the close of the 15th century, Orvieto experienced a series of events which presaged evidence of divine displeasure.
Italian Greens Risotto Green Salad Dry Sauvignon Blanc or Orvieto Amaretti Espresso