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Day Excursion from Rome: Assisi and Orvieto with a Theologist Private Tour
"Let’s start this fantastic journey by driving North towards AssisiSaint Mary of the Angels // We will get there at 09.30 am. Situated in the plain at the foot of the hill of Assisi The basilica was constructed in the Mannerist style between 1569 and 1679 enclosing the 9th century little church the Porziuncola the most sacred place for the Franciscans. It was here that the young Francis of Assisi understood his vocation and renounced the world in order to live in poverty among the poor and thus started the Franciscan movement. You will spend in here around 30 it is connected with Saint Francis’ encounter with Christ. In 1205 he had been praying at Saint Damian which at the time was a very run down building. Saint Francis saw the figure of Christ crucified come alive and say to him “Francis don’t you see my house is crumbling apart? “ It was the first monastery of the Order of Saint Clare
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Orvieto Private Walking Tour
"Orvieto is an old town located on a tufa outcrop 300 feet above the gorgeous Paglia valley below. The city is mostly known for its Duomo (Orvieto Catherdral) and is considered one of the most architecturally important in Europe for its Etruscan roots and for the museums where one finds collections and displays that range over 2500 years of history. During this tour you will walk through Orvieto’s charming narrow alleys and small squares. Your tour will be a very memorable experience perfect for reflecting over while you enjoy an Umbrian meal and a glass (or two) of Orvieto Classico wine (not included)."
From EUR160.00
 
Private Full-Day Tour: Assisi and Orvieto Day Excursion Tour from Rome
"The tour starts from your hotel an occasion to spend a delightful day of Rome is to visit Umbria one of the most picturesque regions of Italy rich in vineyards olive trees and the famous hill-top villages across the valleys of which the most famous of all is Assisi the Unesco World Heritage. The mystic town of Saint Francis sill surrounded by its ancient walls built on the green slopes of Mount Subasio
From EUR224.00

More Local Customs in Orvieto

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Living nativities in Pozzo della Cava

As Italy is a very religious country, Christmas is very highly celebrated. And in many Italian cities and villages you will see “living” nativities, where not only puppets are displayed, but real...
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Getting Use To Different Hours of Operation

While not necessarily unique from other towns in Italy getting used to Orvieto's hours of operation for most business takes some getting used to. Weekdays both businesses including banks and...
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When in Rome (or Orvieto), do as the Romans do

I must have led a charmed life up to this particular venture to Italy, because in all the other countries I visited, English was either one of the standard languages or, in the case of France, I spoke...
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Never on a Sunday

Not limited to Orvieto...it seems that Italians take seriously the admonition that one is to keep the sabbath day holy, at least the Italians who are involved in the restaurant trade. We had a very...
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Cover charges and tipping

When you are seated at an Italian restaurant, you should anticipate paying "coperto" or a cover charge, assessed on a per person basis. This ranges from something minimal to several euros, presumably...
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Never on a Monday

Not just in Orvieto...many (perhaps most) Italian museums are closed on Mondays. This can be a spirit-killer if you're only in a city or town for a single day and the museums are unavailable, which is...
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Famous local wood carver Michel Angeli

When I entered my room in Locanda Rosati, I noticed the beautiful wood carvings immediately. Not only was there a dormouse at the bed frame matching the one at my key fob but also the desk had...
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Eyes up: magnificent frescoes and carvings

When you walk through Orvieto, no matter if you are along the main axis or in the backstreets, it is well worth to stop once in a while and look up: frescoes and little carvings are almost everywhere....
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Enchanting side streets and courtyards

As usual, I loved exploring Orvieto’s backstreets. But somehow I haven’t been in the city’s eastern part (east of the duomo), only in the western one. And again it proved that once I was off the main...
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”Venetian”style belltower + district plaques

When I wandered around the piazza at Orvieto’s duomo I noticed this cute belltower at the corner of Corso Cavour. It immediately reminded me of Torre Orologio in Venezia. But instead of two figures...
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Passagiata and people watching

When in Orvieto or any small town in Italy you will notice that there is a lot of people watching even among the citizens.Below are some shots of people out and about enjoying the Spring weather.The...
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Top Hotels in Orvieto

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Loc. Buonviaggio 22, Orvieto, Umbria, 05018, Italy
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Loc. Rocca Ripesena, 62, Orvieto, 05010, Italy
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Piazza Ranieri 36, Orvieto, Umbria, Italy
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Corso Cavour 343, Orvieto, Umbria, 5018, Italy
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Via Monte Nibbio 1/3, Orvieto, Umbria, 5018, Italy
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Strada di Porta Romana 8, Orvieto, 05018, Italy
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Top Things to Do in Orvieto

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Duomo - Cathedral

In our lengthy trip through Italy we saw many churches. The Orvieto Duomo in my opinion along with the ones in Firenze, Sienna and Pisa are the most visually stunning. With Orvieto's twisting...
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Walking - Walks

Its almost 2000 and we are walking the streets of Orvieto after a wonderful afternoon in Civita. Just three blocks off from the Duomo we come upon this delightful street of shops with heavy foliage....
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Viewpoints

Staying at the Villa degli Ulivi and sitting out on a balcony facing the west there were two great evenings of sunsets. Both nights we witnessed some beautiful displays of light at sunset. Be sure...
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Orvieto Underground - Tour

If Orvieto doesn't have enough to see above ground then try stepping underneath for an hour or two. With much of Orvieto being located above a 1000 foot bed of volcanic tuff it is only natural that...
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Pozzo di San Patrizio - St Patrick's Well

Nestled just below the Albonoz Fortress, the Posso de san Patrizio was an important piece of engineering to provide the Pope with additional safety during the Sack of Rome in the early 16th century....
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Town Centre - Downtown

Although some of the historical details have become scrambled through the ages, it is fairly certain that what is now the Piazza Repubblica has been the center of public life in Orvieto since the...
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TooTallFinn24

"Orvieto: Ancient Hilltown Close To Rome: 2013"
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Trekki

"Wine, Etruscans and a magnificent duomo"
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Bunsch

"Pottery heaven -- and other heavenly things"
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royalempress

"The hill town of Orvieto"
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"Classic hilltop town"
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