I'm trying to talk my hubbie into a 2-hour detour to Orvieto on our way from Rome to Florence. We'd get there at 9:47 a.m. and would need to catch the 11:48 train to Florence. How long will it take us to get to the Duomo including time for checking in luggage? Rick Steves says a bag check is available only if a policeman is on duty. If he isn't, would we be allowed to pull a suitcase around inside the Duomo? In Rick's book he says that the funicular runs every 10 min. How often does the bus run? (We definitely can't miss our train!) Would we have time to tour the Duomo and visit some of the woodworking shops on Via Cavour? Is that street close to the Duomo? If we're seeing the Duomos in Siena and Florence, how does the one in Orvieto compare?
Thanks for your help!