Enchanting medieval town placed on top of a volcanic cliffy hill and surrounded by vineyards. Topped by the most beautiful Duomo (celeber sanctuary!), the city offers great food and wine tasting (white ORVIETO), shopping fashion and ceramics, culture and art inside the Duomo, exploration of the Etruscan underground and/or the descent into St. Patrick's well, a marvel of renaissance architecture when Orvieto became the "city of Popes.
Impressive, it will remain impressed inside of you forever.
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
At your Hotel
I'm taking you to discover the northern countryside near Rome and reach Orvieto, a three millennial crossroad city, placed between three regions: Tuscany, Latium, Umbria.
Driving along the ancient Roman Consular street named CASSIA (after the name of the Consul that built it , over 200 years bC). Passing Through many important medieval towns such as Sutri, Vetralla, Montefiascone, we leave the Cassia and head to Orvieto.
On the way, stop at a bar for a drink and to admire the stunning town of Civita di Bagnoregio ( see photo).
As an amusement park, Orvieto starts to please us with a ride on this special train, followed by a bus ride to the main square where the Duomo stands imposingly.
We will visit inside where treasures of art are kept for the joy of art lovers.
Some shopping in a very interesting market for ceramics and high fashion clothings, followed by lunch in one of the many restaurants or caffetterias or bars.meet me again on Duomo's square.
Your choice: Orvieto Underground with local guide or St Patrick's well (marvel of Renaissance architecture). A third option could be to continue shopping if you like some more relaxing time. We have one hour time to spend here for only one of these options and we can split in three different groups.
To complete our testing local wines Three wines, some cold cuts and a quick visit to the cellars carved underground before leaving Orvieto.
A stop in the city that has a strict relation with the miracle of the sacred host. You can enter the Basilica where this event took place, astounding all the people present.
Maybe we have some time left for an ice cream before heading back to your Hotel that will be reached at 18.00.
At your Hotel
The sole Guide (and escort) fee is included. But the price is comprehensive of work done with service providers to arrange the tour in its needs.
Any other necessary service (transportation with driver, food, beverages, wine-tasting etc.) will have to be paid apart ahead of the tour; Cannot be priced before knowing the number of participants.
- Van or tourist bus + driver that I will find on the market for you (to be paid ahead of tour-start directly to the bus company by wire-transfer)
- Lunch and wine tasting ( if required it will be arranged by me and paid on site out of your pockets)
- Entrance fees to the Duomo, to St. Patrick's well and, time permitting, to the Etruscan underground of Orvieto. On site, out of your pockets.
- The cable-car ticket to reach from the valley the top of the hill where Orvieto stands. On site,....
- The ice cream during the stop in Bolsena. On site...
Prices of tours given are, essentially, my guide's fee; they include of course all the work needed to set the tour itself which goes from contacting all the service's providers (transportation, restaurants, entrances, reservations and/or anything else) but the cost of these services will be on your charge and its amount will be dealt after we get in touch directly.
A van for 4 or 5 people has an average cost of $ 75 per hour.
A bigger tourist bus for max 16 people will cost about $ 1,400
Through an international wire-transfer that will allow your money to enter directly into the account of the bus company.
For a two course lunch with dessert you spend about $ 50 per person. Drinks not included