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“Best views of the city”
Review of Torre del Moro

Torre del Moro
Ranked #4 of 68 things to do in Orvieto
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Allen, TX
Level 6 Contributor
193 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Best views of the city”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

If you enjoy a panoramic view, you have to make this climb. Compared with some of the towers we climbed in other cities, Torre del Moro was a little less intense. There is an elevator that saves you about a third of the steps. The steps inside were recently renovated, so there is very easy footing. Once you reach the top, you are rewarded with some of the best panoramic views in all of Tuscany (see my attached photos). Definitely worth the effort!

Visited July 2013
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Campbelltown, Australia
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“Beware of the bells”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

We climbed this tower in Orvieto to experience a marvellous view of the town and surrounds just before noon. As we were admiring the view, we noticed an enormous bell above our heads. On the stroke of noon, we were literally deafened by the ringing. So, enjoy the view, but perhaps plan your timing a little better than ours. It was, however, one of the highlights of our visit to Orivieto and an experience to remember.

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Beautiful view of Orvieto and surrounding areas - mind the bell!”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Don't bother with the elevator, it won't save you many steps. Be prepared for a lot of steps to get to the top, but it will be worth it!

The view over Orvieto, and out over the surrounding fields is gorgeous.

If you get your timing right (or wrong, depending on your perspective) you can be up there for the midday bells. Be warned, the bells (there are two) are right next to your ears! But it's a nice experience to be there, listen to those bells sound, and then one by one listen to all the other bell towers in Orvieto strike the hour in turn. "Your" bell tower is the first to strike the hour - the others follow.

The entrance is essentially via the bookstore at street level (there's a small charge).

Visited July 2013
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Rockville, Maryland
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“Great views!”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Even the Duomo looks small from the top. Views are excellent, from rooftops to surrounding countryside. Steps are easy to navigate.

Visited May 2013
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“Essential viewing”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Climbing the Torre del Moro is a 'must' when visiting Orvieto. It gives a unique orientation of the city and view over the countryside. Terrific!

Visited July 2013
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