Aquila Bianca Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Via Garibaldi 13, Orvieto, Umbria, 5018, Italy
Hotel Aquila Bianca
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  • Families72
  • Couples35
  • Solo57
  • Business53

More about Orvieto


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Forum Posts

Can you help me find this Orvieto church?

by oneelbk

Five years ago, I visited Orvieto. Along either the Corso Cavour or the Via A. di Cambio on the left side of the street, there is a small white/yellow church. If I remember correctly, The chiesa stands across from a small butcher's shop.

In the chiesa, on the right side, under an altar is a small altar. Under that altar, is the body of a beato (i.e., blessed) dressed in the clothing of a monk (monaco). The body is not wholly decayed or corrupted.

Have you seen this? If so, do you know how the beato is called, that is, his name? I seeme to remember his name being "Tommaso," but I can't find any information on "Blessed Tommaso of Orvieto" or anything even close.

Thanks for any help you can provide. ~ Brian

Again, I know this question is obscure and unusual, but I am doing some research.

Re: Can you help me find this Orvieto church?

by Kathrin_E

This one?

More about Beato Tommaso on the page of the Servite Order: - click "Spirituality", then "Blessed of Servite Friars".

Re: Can you help me find this Orvieto church?

by umbrianeye

I am new to this forum but want to tell everyone that my good friend Franco. Born in Rome and living in Orvieto has started a travel escort service in Umbria. He is British educated so his English is perfect. He specializes in providing experience that the average travel would not have access to. Email me if you have any questions or are interested in his services.

I just got back from Umbria and can't tell you how great it is

Re: Can you help me find this Orvieto church?

by Kathrin_E

Brian, a reply would have been nice. It took me quite some effort to find this. Still no reaction weeks later. I won't help you again.

Travel Tips for Orvieto

Don't Be Afraid to Wander

by painterdave

I want to encourage you to wander around Orvieto, enjoy the view of the valley below from each direction from the wall. In other words, don't be afraid to get will find lots of gems to photo and things to see.
This is a good way to find a good trattoria where the locals go.
Pictured below are a few things that you might discover. Painting Watercolors on the South side.

Good shoes, tele lens and swimming gear

by Trekki

If you want to visit Orvieto and stay inside the city and might need to park “outisde” or walk from train/bus stations or from the funicular to your accommodation, I would recomment that you bring luggage on strong wheels or backpacks, they are easier to carry on the often cobblestoned roads. Definitely bring shoes with which you are comfortable for walking. You will walk a lot in Orvieto, and the western part is slightly declined. Streets have cobblestones. Your feet will be grateful in the evening. Bring warm clothes, mainly when you plan to visit any of the underground sights in Orvieto. Umbrella or raincoat might be a good idea, depending on the season. However, as you can see on my photos, in April (2008) it was quite sunny. If you want to visit churches, bring something to cover arms and legs, as you might not be let in with unappropriate clothes. Orvieto has enough pharmacies where you can get medical supply. Bring translation for prescriptions. You might like to bring first aid kits with band-aid, as you might have blisters from walking. Foot cream is a good idea, too. My feet were happy in the evening with this. The most magic impressions in Orvieto is the duomo, both inside and outside. Not to mention the other sights. Make sure you bring a good tele lens and lots of film rolls or memory cards. There is no beach in Orvieto, but Lago Bolsena is near as is Lago di Corbara. Your hotel or agriturismo will most probably have a pool. So swimming suits might be a good idea. If you plan to hike, bring all your equipment, as it is most unlikely to find places where you can rent tents and the other stuff. Binoculars are a good idea for looking at the building details. Maybe a torch as well, in case you might feel uncomfortable when visiting Orvieto’s underground. They are lit, but maybe not enough for someone’s liking.

Not only a facade See the "Cappella di San Brizio"

by effeti

The inside of the church (no pictures allowed) is beautiful, too, but do not miss the visit to the Chapel of St Brizio, all decorated with stunning frescoes, where in XV century Frà Giovanni da Fiesole "Beato Angelico", Benozzo Gozzoli, il Perugino, Luca Signorelli created an amazing cycle of frescoes.
Buy the ticket (3 euro) at the tourist office just in front of the cathedral (right side facing it)

Underground Orvieto

by Bunsch

Truth: I'm a bit claustrophobic, so I opted out of the Parco delle Grotte tour -- which is a 5.50 euro add-on for the hour-long venture into various Etruscan well-shafts and medieval caves. The tours are given in various languages, and are scheduled more-or-less on demand although the English version was starting off at 11:00 AM. Check out some of the other Orvieto pages for a first-hand testimonial.

City of the Etruscans

by mikey_e


I won't lie - I wasn't drawn to Orvieto because of some overwhelming desire to see the city. Rather, I transfered here on a train from somewhere south of Umbria (probably Termoli) on my way to Perugia. The time between trains was enough to see a bit of the city, and I wandered around for a few hours in the deserted town centre. This is the heart of Umbria, a region once inhabited by the Etruscans, one of pre-Roman Italy's dominant tribes. There are a few traces of these ancient Italians in Orvieto, but much of the draw is in mediaeval and Renaissance architecture. The city is definitely worth a few hours of sightseeing if you're on your way to Perugia, but it isn't quite the spot to spend several days exploring.


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