Orvieto Travel Guide
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- OrvietoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4
The city of Orvieto in Umbria is an extraordinary destination to add to your Italy train trip. It is scenic, laid back and historic. Its location, perched atop the volcanic tuff cliffs, is one of the most dramatic in Europe. Orvieto is a popular daytrip from Rome, only an hour away by regional train.Recommended for:
- OrvietoMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3
I've been all over Italy and this is by far my favorite city! Umbria sees to be a bit untapped, compared to Tuscany. Orvieto still has charm, beauty and while there are crowds, it isn't overrun with tourists. The city is full of quaint, small places to stay and there is plenty to see. A must would be the Orvieto Cathedral in the main town. It is truly one of the most stunning sights I have ever seen, anywhere!Recommended for:
- OrvietoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7
Orvieto is a lovely little Umbrian hill town, which is right on the train from Rome and thus not, shall we say, undiscovered. However, the Duomo is one of the loveliest sights in this part of Italy. The white wine from the region, Orvieto Classico, is a must.Recommended for:
- OrvietoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5
A beautiful and relatively untouristy hill town in close proximity to Rome, Orvieto sits atop a giant volcanic rock. Nice views of the Umbrian countryside look out in all directions. Gorgeous old cobbled streets wind their way around town. The Cathedral is a highlight. Also make time to visit "Underground Orvieto". Drink a glass of Orvieto Classico and stay the night if you can to enjoy the evening atmosphere.Recommended for:
- OrvietoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2
Orvieto is a fascinating walled town with with a massive cathedral and mysterious underground caverns. At the time I visited there in September there was a street performers festival in progress, so the town was full of jugglers and acrobats. Each evening there was a performance in the main square. The town is on a hill, so you can get up to the center using a funicular railroad. We had a choice of many really great restaurants. But be aware, the bus and funicular shut down in the evening and you might be forced to take a very expensive taxi ride (like I did) back to your hotel.
- OrvietoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4
Orvieto is a wonderful, historic, city with much interesting architecture. During the Medieval times, specifically during the war between the Papacy and the Holy Roman Emperor, Orvieto was an important Papal city.
Loved Orvieto - great weekend getaway from Rome. This is an amazing city to explore wine in - see if you can find any wineries open to the public that are doing wine or olive oil tastings, taste as much as you can!! Also, eat as many meals as you can, lounge around in the parks by the city walls, and enjoy the stunning cathedral... I think it would be hard not to have a nice weekend here.. :)
Orvieto has one of the most breathtaking cathedrals in all of Italy, but also just a great small-town vibe. The Orvieto Underground tour (get tickets in the tourist info office in the square across from the cathedral) is a fun, quirky way to get acquainted with this town's history.
Small city in Umbria. Two parts to the city - one in the valley and another portion on a table land. Access by road or cable car. Spectacular view of the valley. Area is famous for wine and wine cellars. We stayed at Hotel Umbria. Very nice town and recommended for a few days visit.
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