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origins of Orvieto are not clearly known, but recent archaeological
discoveries have brought to light signs of life from the Bronze
and Iron Ages. The Etruscans are considered to be the first who
established a permanent settlement, and made it into an important
commercial centre within the Etruscan federation.
political and religious relevance at the time is still being researched.
After its destruction by the Roman Army (263 B.C.), Orvieto lost
all of its prestige and its inhabitants. During the barbaric invasions
-a period of great political and social unstableness- the town,
naturally fortified, recovered importance and inhabitants.
becomes a stronghold of the Goths' resistance until 538 when Belisarius
conquered it, becoming part of Byzantium. During the Middle Ages
the town acquires its particular structure and starts taking shape,
with all its towers and palaces set up by the rural nobles that
had moved into the town, but also with its churches and places of
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