Orvieto is a city in the province of Terni, southwestern Umbria
. The site of the city is among the most dramatic in Europe
, rising above the almost-vertical faces of volcanic rock (called tuff) cliffs that are completed by defensive walls built of the same stone. Accommodations, vacation rentals, condo rentals, villa rentals and apartment rentals are unique, historic and some equally dramatic.
Train travelers and drivers use a handy funicular
that shuttles them quickly from the train station and car park at the base up to the hilltop town.
Choose from a full range of lodgings and Italian villas in Orvieto and the surrounding area. The best solution to suit your needs: historic accommodation, apartment rentals, villa rentals or agritourism vacation rentals.
The city of Orvieto has long kept the secret of its labyrinth of caves and tunnels that lie beneath the surface.
Dug deep into the tuff, a volcanic rock, these hidden and secret tunnels are only now open to view through guided tours. Their spectacular nature has also yielded many historical and archeological finds.
The cathedral of Orvieto is one of the most beautiful churches in Umbria
, indeed in all of Italy. Orvieto is also home to Etruscan ruins and the remnants of a wall that enclosed the city more than 2000 years ago.
The white wine of the Orvieto district, to the northeast of the city, is highly prized
; red wines are also grown. Orvieto is a member of Cittaslow, the slow food movement.
Orvieto and its surrounding area offer a broad range of lodgings and accommodations to suit every need; vacation rental, villa rental and apartment rental options.
One of the great pleasures of a visit to Italy is to stumble across a local festival or fair.
The festivals of Umbria are characterized by horseback events, flag throwing, and, notably, dressing up in Renaissance or Medieval costume, all of which are extremely popular in Italy, especially in Tuscany
and Umbria. Entire villages sometimes deck themselves out in medieval gear for several days at a time for festivals in Umbria and Tuscany. In Orvieto, the Palio dell’Oca (30 May) is a medieval joust that involves knights from the various city factions of Orvieto competing to win the Palio victory standard.
Do not miss out on this Etruscan gem
and do book your accommodation, villa rental, apartment rental or vacation rental soon.