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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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A Nice Change of Pace

The Anello della Rupe is a trail that goes along the base of the walls of the town of Orvietio. It provides a nice break from the town and a good opportunity to walk among rocks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Hayesville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this walk around Orvieto with a side trip to the Eutruscan burial site. Great views, shady in parts, so cool to see the rock cliffs close up. The ruins we took a detour to were very peaceful and had a good vibe, worth the 3 euros to get in. Go early so you can be the only ones... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The Anello della Rupe is a trail that goes along the base of the walls of the town of Orvietio. It provides a nice break from the town and a good opportunity to walk among rocks, trees, and flowers. There are 5 access points from the top of the city. A map is available from the Tourist Information office across... More 

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cherry hill, nj
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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