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OrvietoItaly

Ride the cable car up to this town’s hilltop historic area with churches, traditional piazzas and a bell tower looking out from a volcanic plug of rock.

A hilly old town district and a labyrinth of underground tunnels reveal the fascinating history of Orvieto. The village stands atop a volcanic plateau, offering outward views of vineyards and olive tree plantations. Wander along the narrow cobbled streets of the town’s medieval core for a sense of its rich history.

Arrive at the Orvieto Railway Station and take the charming Orvieto Cable Car up to the old town via the hilly tree-lined countryside. The funicular dates back to 1888 and is a picturesque mode of transport.

Purchase the Carta Unica Orvieto to get access to the sites of the old town. The highlight is the Duomo di Orvieto, with its flamboyant façade of frescos, bas-reliefs and mosaics. Enter the San Brizio Chapel to see the extraordinary 15th-century Giudizio Universale fresco that occupies the entire wall.

Among the historic piazzas and churches rises another of the town’s icons, the Moro Tower. Climb the steps to its top for views of the town and surrounding countryside. Note the mechanized clock and hear the booming bell toll emanating from this integral part of Orvieto’s history.

On a clifftop that marks the fortified town’s eastern limits is St. Patrick’s Well. It was commissioned by Pope Clement VII during his time in hiding in Orvieto following the 1527 sacking of Rome. Delve into the well’s chasm via one of its two spiral staircases.

Located in the province of Terni in the southwestern part of Umbria, Orvieto experiences the hottest weather in July and August, while November is the wettest. The town is in the center of Italy, between Florence and Rome. Fly to Perugia Airport, 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of the commune.

Orvieto has a remarkable old town that rises above the undulating Umbrian hills as a reminder of its enthralling history.

Top Hotels in Orvieto

Palazzo Piccolomini
Palazzo Piccolomini
4 out of 5
Piazza Ranieri 36, Orvieto, TR
The price is CA $147 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Located in the heart of Orvieto, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pozzo della Cava and Duomo di Orvieto. Porta Maggiore and Porta Romana are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (174 reviews)

"Wonderful ambience in the heart of a beautiful, historic town"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Palazzo Piccolomini
Hotel Duomo
Hotel Duomo
3 out of 5
Vicolo Di Maurizio 7, Orvieto, TR
The price is CA $126 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Located in the heart of Orvieto, this hotel is steps from Orvieto Underground and Duomo di Orvieto. Teatro Mancinelli and Moro Tower are also within 5 minutes. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (486 reviews)

"Location is great. It is a few meters away from the Duomo, restaurants and shops."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 8, 2020

Hotel Duomo
Casa Vera B&B Affittacamere
Casa Vera B&B Affittacamere
Vicolo Albani 8, 05018 Orvieto, Italy, Orvieto
The price is CA $91 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Situated in Orvieto, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Moro Tower and Duomo di Orvieto. Palazzo del Popolo and Orvieto Underground are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)

"Cosy and clean unit, and centrally located. Owner also runs a wine shop with small bites for wine tasting with helpful and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 15, 2019

Casa Vera B&B Affittacamere
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Orvieto

Casa Andrea, Orvieto, Orvieto in Umbria
Casa Andrea, Orvieto, Orvieto in Umbria
Orvieto, Umbria

Situated in a rural location, this villa is within 6 mi (10 km) of Porta Romana, Duomo di Orvieto, and Porta Maggiore. Crocifisso del Tufo and Orvieto Underground ...

Casa Andrea, Orvieto, Orvieto in Umbria
Villa with pool and gardens
Villa with pool and gardens
Orvieto, Lazio

Situated in a rural location, this villa is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Basilica di Santa Cristina and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Bolsena Harbour. Lake Bolsena and Geological ...

Villa with pool and gardens
Casa Teatro in the Heart of the Historic Center of Orvieto
Casa Teatro in the Heart of the Historic Center of Orvieto
Orvieto, Umbria

Situated in Orvieto, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Moro Tower and Duomo di Orvieto. Palazzo del Popolo and Teatro Mancinelli are also ...

Casa Teatro in the Heart of the Historic Center of Orvieto
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