We take the one hour train ride from Rome to visit Orvieto on each trip to Italy. It is a magical place. Once off the train, you are right at the base to catch the ride on the funicolare up to the town of Orvieto. The ride is easy, great fun and gives you a great view of the countryside. Having driven by car on past trips up the mountain to Orvieto, the funicolare is the most relaxing way to get up to the top even if you arrive by car. Just park at the base and take it up. Not pricey, just one euro each way.