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- n. A still white wine produced near Orvieto in central Italy. It is the most esteemed wine of the region about Rome.
“I got the sounds of the morning market; a rooster crowing in Orvieto; an organ grinder in Rome ... it was great hearing those sounds!”
“Museum, behind the cathedral in Orvieto, which has a superb collection of bucchero, or lustrous black Etruscan pottery.”
“Built on a plateau of volcanic rock, Orvieto is famous for its exceedingly ornate Gothic cathedral, with façade sculptures that helped to define Western images of hell, and mosaics as brightly colored as the Sony sign in Times Square.”
“What did you see in Orvieto?" the pope asked him.”
“He sat silent for a while and pondered; then he said: "You have not seen the Cathedral in Orvieto?”
“Today's white Orvieto is dry, but a semi-sweet style, known as Orvieto Abboccato, and dolce (sweet), are also produced in small quantities. (wikipedia)”
“The town was called Orvieto and was located in the Umbria region of Italy.”
“And in many other castles and cities of Italy, such as Orvieto, Esi, (190)”
“By day you can mooch around nearby towns – historic Orvieto is 18km away – and spookily quiet medieval villages.”
“From Assisi, Perugia, and Cortona to Orvieto, Siena, and the hilltop town of Coricano, Tony Carafano had used his sense of humor to baptize his students in Italian art history.”
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