Enjoy a relaxing trip from Rome to Orvieto! Overlooking the fascinating Umbrian countryside, Orvieto is an important Etruscan site, perched high atop a tuff hill. It will capture you with the magical charm of a Medieval town, chosen in the past as a natural fortress.
The richly decorated gothic Cathedral dominates the town; a surprising “Day of Judgment” will leave you speechless. You will appreciate this hill town and have lunch in a selected winery where you will taste the best wine in Italy.
The main highlight is the Gothic Cathedral. Dazzling multicolored mosaics and splendid bas-reliefs cover its façade. The interior contains the relics of the Miracle of Bolsena and incomparable frescoes of the “Apocalypse” by Fra Angelico and Luca Signorelli‘s “Day of Judgment” and” Life after Death.”
The Papal Palace across the square, a monumental Gothic structure, was a residence for the Popes. You may admire many Renaissance and Gothic Palaces ( all visits from outside during the walking tour).
Discover Orvieto Well
Included in the price and worth the visit is St Patrick’s Well, carved in the tuff. It will impress you with its over 200 feet depth and the remarkably intertwined staircases that never meet.
Lunch at a renowned winery
People come to Orvieto from Rome also to visit an Italian vinery. At lunchtime, you will have the opportunity to taste 4 Umbrian wines enjoying a traditional meal (all included). You will also visit the vineyard, the winery, and the Etruscan Caves. In case you are interested, they send their products all over the world.
Pick up details and other info
Pick up time is 7:30 am, customizable. We pick you up from all hotels, apartments, and B&B located within a radius of 10 kilometers from the Pantheon. Remember to cover your shoulders and knees before entering the Basilica. There are no contraindications for the descent to the well, but remember that you have to go down 248 steps and the same number of ascents. The steps are wide and comfortable, and the well is well lit up to the depth (53 meters). Children must be constantly supervised, as the windows are not equipped with protection.
Included in the tour:
- Pick up from your location and full day car with driver at disposal.
- Admission ticket to the Orvieto Cathedral and the San Patrick’s well
- Lunch and wine tasting of four wines
- Professional local Guide in Orvieto
- Drop off back to your hotel in Rome
- COVID 19 safety measures: face mask and hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff (social distancing from other visitors enforced: temperature checks for everybody entering museums and archaeological sites)