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Why Choose It?
- Venture off the beaten path to explore a stunning hilltop town, frozen in time.
- Exprience one of the few completely isolated medieval towns in the world.
- Forge unforgettable memories exploring these two unique attractions.
If you’ve seen most of the wonders of Rome and you wish to enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle, the noise and the traffic of the city and escape to the pleasant and relaxing countryside, then a day trip to Orvieto is the perfect choice for you.
Orvieto is about an hour and a half’s drive from Rome and it is a jewel of medieval architecture and structure, a real plunge into remote times and traditions. Once an important Etruscan centre, it was later annexed to Rome and then flourished in the Middle Ages, thanks to the presence of the popes.
We will be driving along the motorway North of Rome where we will admire the gently rolling hills of the countryside around Rome and the unique and impressive position Orvieto stands from: the top of a vertical tuft hill.
Once in town, we will be visiting the Duomo with its incomparable gilded and colorful façade decorated with sculptures and mosaics. The interior hosts many masterpieces: frescoes by Fra Angelico and the Last Judgement by Luca Signorelli.
One of the most impressive traces of papal presence is the so called “St Patrick’s well”, a spectacular well built by Clement VII during the sack of Rome in 1527 to provide water to the city of Rome in case of a dramatic attack.
Other interesting highlights are the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, another impressive example of medieval architecture, as well as the Albornoz Fortress, which stands on an area that was once occupied by a temple known by the Latin name Augurale.
But perhaps the most interesting aspect of Orvieto is its array of picturesque narrow lanes, its small shops of handicrafts and typical foodstuffs. Not to mention the restaurants serving delicious traditional dishes accompanied by the town’s highly prized white wine, the famous “Orvieto” wine.
After lunch we can continue our tour with a visit to the outstanding Civita di Bagnoregio, also called the dying town, as it is currently inhabited by about a dozen of old natives. It has a dramatic position on top of a plateau of volcanic tuft overlooking the river Tiber valley and it is only reachable by a pedestrian bridge crossing the impressive valley that was built in 1965.
Its beautiful medieval buildings, its empty, narrow lanes opening up to the spectacular valley make a visit to Civita di Bagnoregio an unforgettable experience and among the very best of our day trips from Rome.
Itinerary:OrvietoCivita di Bagnoregio
Included:English-speaking driverPrivate licensed guide upon request
Wheelchair accessible:Yes. (Itinerary may differ).
Meeting Point:Hotel Lobby
Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!
Terrific Trastevere Food Tour with Luca! Luca took my wife and myself on a wonderful food tour through Trastevere. The things we saw and ate and learned were excellent. The best part was Luca's friendly nature.... read moreLuca took my wife and myself on a wonderful food tour through Trastevere. The things we saw and ate and learned were excellent. The best part was Luca's friendly nature. By the end of the evening we felt that we had spent a nice time with a new friend. read less - 10/03/2022
- Darren R
A must do experience This cooking class was a highlight of our trip. We got to meet a young chef, Sara. She had us decide what to cook. Then we walked through... read moreThis cooking class was a highlight of our trip. We got to meet a young chef, Sara. She had us decide what to cook. Then we walked through the market to pick out some of the ingredients, the meats and such. Then we went back to their excellent small group kitchen. We had a wonderful time learning from Sara. She taught us to make ravioli and saltimbocca and tiramisu. It was fun and relaxed and extremely delicious. We thought the whole experience was splendid. 10 out of 10. read less - 9/26/2022
Best Food Tour We Took! My fiance and I capped off our first full day in Rome with this lovely food tour. Luca was friendly, excited, and knowledgeable. We got to try a ton of... read moreMy fiance and I capped off our first full day in Rome with this lovely food tour. Luca was friendly, excited, and knowledgeable. We got to try a ton of different food and even returned to one of the restaurants later in the week. The tour groups are kept small, so our group easily got to know each other throughout the tour. We were especially pleased with how accommodating it was: My fiance is a vegetarian and can be a bit of a picky eater, so he had low expectations going in and this ended up being his favorite activity all week! We actually had a couple of vegetarians in our group and there was always an equally hearty substitute whenever necessary. Super pleased with this experience and with Luca! Best part of our week! read less - 9/21/2022
- Emily W
Worth every penny. What an evening! This was without a doubt the highlight of my trip. A great evening with plenty of incredible local food and drink and a really good way to meet and... read moreThis was without a doubt the highlight of my trip. A great evening with plenty of incredible local food and drink and a really good way to meet and get to know other travellers. The small group size made it much more personal and conversation flowed all evening! Sara (our guide) was absolutely amazing - so friendly and chatty, and so full of knowledge about the local food and Rome/Trastevere's history. She could not have been better.
I'll be coming back to Rome and will definitely be booking this again. Thank you so much, Sara, for making my first trip to Rome that much better! read less - 9/21/2022
Delicious food from fabulous foody Luca Boccia was PHENOMENAL!
His knowledge of Italian cuisine was exceptional, especially welcomed because it included more than just the well known dishes. He was funny and friendly, making our... read moreLuca Boccia was PHENOMENAL!
His knowledge of Italian cuisine was exceptional, especially welcomed because it included more than just the well known dishes. He was funny and friendly, making our time together unforgettable.
Most appreciated was his offer to remain a resource for the duration of our visit with DELICIOUS recommendations off the tourist path.
Well done Luca!!! read less - 9/11/2022
A Must Do Tour of Sistine Chapel Amazing! This was my third time to the Vatican but this time I took my adult/teen children and wife and we used a tour guide. It was a... read moreAmazing! This was my third time to the Vatican but this time I took my adult/teen children and wife and we used a tour guide. It was a small group of 9. Just 2 families. She was great. She does this 4 days a week and all the guards knew her by name. If you want to see the Sistine Chapel, then you have to go early. We were one of the first to enter and with her connections basically did not wait on anything. We also entered a section in the Vatican Museums usually off limits to the public, a section with many animal statues and other mosaics. She gave us so much history and culture. My children said it was AP World History made real. You could tell she truly loved what she did. read less - 8/29/2022
Best tour ever. Martha was our guide. She is the best. They way she explained all , answered our questions give us all the information in every place all was wonderful. It was... read moreMartha was our guide. She is the best. They way she explained all , answered our questions give us all the information in every place all was wonderful. It was a very hot summer day and she always looks for ways to give us the information under the shade before we went into the sun. I highly recommend this company and Martha as well. It was very easy to make the reservation and pay. We took the private tour and was perfect. 3 hours that feel like Half hour . We didn’t do any limes to get into the places. Know that if you go by yourself or in other yours you could be up to 2 hours under the sun to get into the coliseum or forum. I highly recommend the private tour. read less - 8/05/2022
Great Food Stroll with Luca We did the Trastevere Food Stroll with Luca B and he was great! Brought us to great authentic locations and provided his expert advice! We would highly recommend this tour... read moreWe did the Trastevere Food Stroll with Luca B and he was great! Brought us to great authentic locations and provided his expert advice! We would highly recommend this tour and Luca!! read less - 7/30/2022