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Address: Gira attorno alla Roccia di Tufa di Orvieto | Around the Tufa Rock of Orvieto, Orvieto, Italy

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Really fun walk

A good way to enjoy the view and at the same time grasp the magnitude of the ancient city of Orvieto. The walk takes about two hours and is easy. Bringing a schematic map would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
Amirhir
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cherry hill, nj
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180 reviews 180 reviews
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301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Good for working off jet lag. Not that many great views. We didn't have a map and it would have been helpful. There are places where other trails veer off and there are no signs. If your time is limited, definitely skip it. Can be done in an hour of fairly brisk walking.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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44 attraction reviews
436 helpful votes 436 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a lovely and varied walk below the walls of the town. It's accessible from five points and so you can choose the length of your walk, even taking the escalator back up from Foro Bario if you wish. The tourist office by the Duomo has a useful map, though you won't get lost without one. You could start... More 

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Orvieto, Lazio, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a must do after a hearty lunch. The views are great. There are some hidden gems, like Etruscan burial sites and bamboo forests. plus black squirrels with little white chests. Cute-issimo!

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Not for the faint hearted, the walk around the town is quite hard work and steep in places but the views over the surrounding countryside make it well worthwhile. You need suitable shoes as the track is good but not a perfect walking surface. The view up to the town and of the openings into the Etruscan caves are the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A good way to enjoy the view and at the same time grasp the magnitude of the ancient city of Orvieto. The walk takes about two hours and is easy. Bringing a schematic map would help when the notation is not so clear

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Lake View, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Fantastic views from an easy to moderately difficult trail around the cliffs of Orvieto. Not much shade so it gets hot at midday. Several entrances / exits around the edge of the city. Look for large maps, especially one in Piazza del Duomo. Take your camera!

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Orvieto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very roughly, the Anello rings the town outside the walls and about 50-80 ft. below the main level. There are 5 ways down to it. We ran it, once or twice a day for five weeks. A circuit for us takes just over 40 minutes which would put the distance at about 3 1/2 to 4 miles. [It is hard... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We hiked about two-thirds of the way around the walk and thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon. By coincidence the only other walkers we met were English - 'mad dogs and Englishmen out in the midday sun'? Part of the route was reasonably steep, so it probably isn't suitable for those with physical limitations, but it does offer some beautiful views and... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This walk is great for the views as well as walking from one side of town to the other without having to go through the center. It's also a quick way to the Funicolare, depending on where you are. The views are beautiful, especially around sunset.

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Our whole family enjoyed this walk around Orvieto. If you have kids who would like to get by some rocks to climb or some grass to play in, then this is a good choice. There are 5 access points around the city (find them on map from information office across from the Duomo). We only did about 1/4 of the... More 

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