Orvieto is probably one of the most beautiful hill top towns in Italy very close to Rome nestled in the heart of Umbria between rolling hills, Etruscan landscapes and views to dream about. A memorable Rome day tour excursion from Rome well suited for Rome’s independent travelers, families visiting Rome with kids and teens, and Rome layover cruise passengers. The countryside that surrounds Orvieto is just stunning. It is a shame that Rome visitors don’t seem to want to explore more of it, focusing instead on some of Tuscany’s better-known areas. Leave the Eternal City behind for a day on your family holiday to Rome and visit Orvieto with a relaxing day trip from Rome.
A Rome day trip of Orvieto highlights includes Orvieto’s most beautiful 14th-century Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian Gothic architecture, sightseeing Orvieto underground tour, 15th century Saint Patrick’s well, Orvieto Papal Palaces, Orvieto impressive medieval buildings, shopping in the Orvieto historical centre famous for hand crafted ceramics and pottery, and a tour of Orvieto restaurants and Orvieto food and wines. In the surrounding landscape that rolls around Orvieto visitors can find very special wines, EVO oils, honey and delicious salami!
Orvieto Restaurants and Wine bars
La Grotta > Via Signorelli 5 > E.35
La Palomba > Via Manente 16 > E.35
Trattoria dell’Orso > Via della Misericordia 18 > E.35
NOTE: Entrance to churches requires appropriate attire and persons wearing shorts, miniskirts or short sleeves will NOT be admitted. It is also advisable to wear comfortable shoes.
How to reach Orvieto
Orvieto is situated in Umbria (central Italy), halfway between Florence and Rome. It is very easy to reach either by car or train.
By Car > From the Autostrada del Sole A1 turnpike, exit at Orvieto. Orvieto is 120 Km (75 miles) north of Rome, 160 Km (100 miles) south of Florence.
By Train > Orvieto is on the main Italian Railway link: Milano-Roma. Trains leave Rome every 2 hours during the day.
Ciao from Rome:-)
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