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Address: Orvieto, Italy
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Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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Perth Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Orvieto is well worth a day trip from Rome or Florence. It’s about a 1 hour’s direct train travel from Rome, and about 2-2½ hours depending on the train from Florence. I think it has more to offer than San Gimignano and that it’s prettier than Siena. With the old town perched on volcanic tuffa it offers panoramic views over... More 

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Perth Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Orvieto was part of our enroute tour from Florence to Rome with Benvenuto Limo tours. We were so happy that we'd decided to visit this outstandingly beautiful plateau town. Though we would have loved to stay longer. The Duomo is really the most beautiful Cathedral we'd seen. The sun glinting off the gold and multi coloured mosaics on the facade,... More 

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Cocagne, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We were fortunate enough to join a group and visit all through Rome and the Tuscany regions..Everywhere we went was beautiful but Orvieto is my favorite ...take a cable car up the mountain then a shuttle ...when you finally reach the top you are facing the Catholic Cathedral ..what a place to visit ...enjoyed all the small side alleys and... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a small sized Duomo in a fairly small town, but it is worth the find. The church was started in 1290 commissioned by Pope Nicholas IV. The front of the church is decorated in very colorful mosaics on a gold background which makes the façade shine in the sun and stunning. The sides are very plain and constructed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

After reaching the main railway station of the Orvieto, we hiked uphill to the forte. It was nice hiking in beautiful scenery. There is a way that goes up to the hill and ends at the gate of the forte. It was a great forte and most interesting thing was that it was the only place we visited in Italy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My favourite place in Italy..... such a beautiful town! When we visited the streets had plenty of flowers and smelt like Jasmine. The views are spectacular, and the underground sights amazing, not to mention from the tower as well! Had I known how I would fall in love with this place, I would have stayed longer....

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