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Orvieto

Address: Orvieto, Italy
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Assisi and Orvieto Day Trip from Rome
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Ranked #2 of 41 things to do in Orvieto
Type: Civic centers, Sights & Landmarks
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

From a distance Orvieto appears to be an islet, fused as it is into a spur of tufa, that was most probably an island in geological times. Its coast is bathed by the Tyrrhenian Sea. Everything conspires to make it hard to get a road to reach the city were it not for the highway and the train station at... More 

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Kiln, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Orvieto is a wonderful hill town to stop for a couple of hours visit. The old town is charming with cobblestone streets and beautiful views of vineyards below. The church is lovely with a side chapel for the "Corporal of Bolsena ", which is an alter cloth on display . The story behind it is that in the 1200's a... More 

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Steamboat Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is a great option if you are in Rome for a few days, but would like to take a day to experience a quintessential Italian village. Easy to get to - just purchase a train ticket from a Trenitalia ticket machine at Termini and board (note: ultimate destination is Firenze, that is the name of the town, along with... More 

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you find yourself in Rome with nothing to do, take the one hour train to Orvieto, you won´t regret the trip! The town is situated on the flat summit of a large butte of volcanic tuff. You will arive at the Porta Rocca where you have to take the funicolare (funicular 1.30 Euro ticket) to reach the top of... More 

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Delta, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited Orvieto in Sept 2014. We were dropped off and had approx. one hour to walk around. What a great city, so much to look at, took a lot of pics. The little shops and winding street, definitely worth a visit, wish we had had more time. Would love to go back and spend more time in that whole... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you are anywhere near to Orvieto in your Italian travels you MUST stop here. The town is amazing as are all the caves!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We arrived in early morning sunshine. The carpark was already beginning to fill. A glorious tree lined street led us straight into the heart of this very beautiful city perched high above the vineyard covered plain. The warm colours of Umbria, honey, amber, ochre, shimmered off the facades. Some buildings looked like their suntans were peeling as the plaster was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Orvieto during the holidays was magical. The winding streets lit up and full of people enjoying music and food was very special. As the night grew later and the people tucked into their beds, it became easy to imagine this fortress town's narrow winding streets during the Middle Ages. Fantastic food abounds at very reasonable prices and be sure to... More 

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glenthompson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Orvieto was a stop on a day tour that we did from Rome. After spending 6 days in Rome Orvieto was a breath of fresh air. The cable car ride to the top was different and unexpected but it was well worth it. Lovely little ambling streets - there was a market on that day too which just added to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Over 900 locals actually commute, daily, to Rome from Orvieto. It's got to be the most historic suburb in the world. While many (if not most) tourists make Orvieto a "day trip" from Rome, savvier Italia-philes will use Orvieto as their "base" for day trips (7 Euros, 45 minute train ride) to Rome or to Florence (a bit more, a... More 

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