Honoring a Saint’s Fight Against Heresy

April 3, 2015 9:30 PM

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The frescoes of the Cappella Nuova, by Luca Signorelli, influenced Michelangelo’s Sistine ceiling.

The ancient Italian city of Orvieto is located on a spectacular volcanic butte in Umbria, and dominated by a magnificent early-14th-century cathedral marked by zebra-striped walls of pale travertine and greenish-black basalt. The facade sparkles with mosaics depicting the life of the Virgin Mary and...

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