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Orvieto Vs. Urbino. How much time for each?

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Orvieto Vs. Urbino. How much time for each?

We plan to spend a full seven days in Umbria in mid September. We will be baseing ourselves in Perugia for most of the time, but at one point in the middle of our stay we are going to drive to Urbino, taking in Gubbio along the way. We are trying to understand how much time we will need to see Orvieto. Is it a good idea to drive there for a day trip from Perugia? Or should we stay over night? Also, can you offer opinions on how much there is to do there vs. Urbino? We love art and architecture and will want to see most of the main sights.

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Urbino is well worth an overnight stay. It has a historic centre that has changed little in 500 years, and the Ducal Palace has an art collection so good that, if it were in Florence, it would have hour-long queues.

Orvieto has a stunning cathedral and an interesting historic centre but, in my opinion, can be seen in a few hours.

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Thank you, so much. It is so difficult to tell only from guidebooks.

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3. Re: Orvieto Vs. Urbino. How much time for each?

You will need about the same time (approx 1 and 1/2 hrs) to drive either to Orvieto or to Urbino from Perugia. Perugia is not easy to navigate, especially if you have an accommodation in the beautiful historic center. If this is the case you will ned an extra 15-20 min to get out of town.

Both towns can be done as a day trip from Perugia, obviously in different days. each one deserves one day.

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