What to see in Orvieto

Orvieto is a city with significant cultural heritage, fascinating traditions and an exciting life-style. Orvietoviva.com is your best travel and information web guide to discover and visit the city of Orvieto and its surrounding towns that are located in the Umbria region – The Green Heart of Italy. Orvietoviva.com was founded in 2010 with the intent of presenting the city of Orvieto and all it has to offer in one convenient location. Orvietoviva is created and managed by people who live in Orvieto. In Orvietoviva you can easily find info and usegul suggestions about things to do and see in Orvieto.

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What to do in Orvieto

Discover this medieval umbrian city, its world famous “wonders“: the tufa outcrop, the Duomo and the Saint Patrick’s Well and the whole ancient town center filled with narrow streets, beautiful churches, historic palace and the suggestive underground life: a maze of tunnels and caves. And beside the historic center it is no less interesting the surroundings of Orvieto, a large area lying between the borders of Lazio and Tuscany regions alternating green hills cultivated with olive trees and vineyards with other mountainous areas.

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Experience Orvieto

Experience Orvieto, folklore, traditions, craftsmanship and good food. Walking through the evocative streets of the historic center you will still find shops and craft shops where the great artisan tradition of artistic ceramics and Irish lace stands out and goldsmiths, leather and wood craftsmen. There are also numerous food and wine shops where you can find typical products such as the well-known Orvieto DOC wine, extra-virgin olive oil and other specialties.

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Where to Sleep and Eat in Orvieto

Orvieto offers a large variety of accommodation and restaurants. Hotels in historic buildings, charming b & b and holiday homes, farmhouses in the immediate countryside to find the best accommodation solution. The offer of restaurants, typical trattorias, taverns and entertainment venues is even richer. Furthermore, every year Orvieto is the scene of great events of various kinds, including Umbria Jazz Winter, I Gelati d’Italia as well as historic traditional festivals such as Corpus Domini and Palombella.

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5 Reasons & Ideas to Visit Orvieto

There are some good reasons to visit and discover Orvieto: history, art, food, wine….Browse the website to know the city and stay up to date on events and what to do and see in Orvieto. Find restaurants, hotels, experiences for your visit to Orvieto. Ask our staff for advice or information. Orvieto is an ideal place to visit in every period of the year: spring, summer, winter and fall.

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Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini ★★★★

4-star hotel in a historic Palace in Orvieto center. Rooms with air conditioning, digital TV, safe, mini-bar, close to elevators and escalators from the Campo della Fiera parking lot…

Orvieto in Terrazza

3 bedrooms accommodation in a central apartment in Orvieto historic downtown. Internet wi-fi and free parking on request. Few steps from the Piazza del Popolo.

Rocca di Benano

Five bedrooms and four bathrooms accommodate up to 10 friends or family to vacation together in the comfort of a fully renovated 1,000 year-old villa.

Grand Hotel Italia ★★★★

Four star hotel in Orvieto’s historic center, next to the congress center of Palazzo del Popolo. Terraces, elegantly decorated rooms, business meeting rooms, and bar.

Casale Colline Dolci

Recently restored country villa 15 km from Orvieto. A typical well refined house which sleeps 8 +2 available for weekly rentals. Swimming pool, bbq and private garden.

B&B Duomo

Bed & Breakfast Duomo is located at the center of Orvieto, adjacent to the Duomo, the Etruscan Museum and the Episcopal gardens.

Home in Orvieto

In the historic center of Orvieto, 500 meters from the funicular that connects the city to the train station and 200 meters from the Cathedral.

Hotel Valentino ★★★

Hotel in the Orvieto center, 19 rooms, walking distance of the majestic Duomo of Orvieto and the other city attractions.

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Trattoria del Moro Aronne

Trattoria in the center of Orvieto, between the Torre del Moro and the Teatro Mancinelli. Open for lunch and dinner.

La Buca di Bacco di Edy

Restaurant in Orvieto center, traditional local meals, home made pasta.

Trattoria Pizzeria Bar da Claudio

Family run trattoria/pizzeria in the small town of Porano, between Orvieto and Bagnoregio. Traditional local specialties, pizza, outdoor tables.

Trattoria dell’Orso

Historic trattoria in Orvieto center, traditional and local cuisine, pasta, truffles, soups.

Claudio al Vicolo

Pizzeria in the Orvieto center, near Corso Cavour and Piazza del Popolo.

Trattoria La Grotta

Local cuisine, umbrichelli all’arrabbiata, chickpea and chestnut soup, local meats, lamb and 300 Italian wines.

Ristorante I Sette Consoli

Cuisine, great wines and the most beautiful garden dining in Orvieto!

Osteria da Mamma Angela

Delicious traditional osteria in the center of Orvieto, in the beautiful setting of Piazza del Popolo…

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First Time in Orvieto Tour

“First Time in Orvieto” is an ideal tour for those who visit Orvieto for the first time and want to closely know its attractions, curiosities and best places together with anecdotes told by who has always lived within the town walls.

Wine & Food Tour of Orvieto – Orvieto Food Market

Escorted wine&food tour in Orvieto, visiting the local traditional farmer’s market. Tastings and lunch included.

Deluxe “Wine & Food Tour” of Orvieto – Orvieto Supreme

An extensive walking food & wine grand tour in Orvieto city. An expert guide will lead you through the best places in Orvieto to taste specialty food, great wine, gourment products.

Orvieto-Civita Bagnoregio Day Tour

A full day guided tour of Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio, two charming towns. The tour includes guide service and private Van transfer. This tour is for minimum 2 adult participants.

The Underworld of Orvieto Tour

A great complete tour to discover the great underground of Orvieto, the second face of the city, full of tunnels, caves, wells and grotto that history and people have created.

Unusual Orvieto Tour

An uncommon and original guided walking tour of Orvieto through hidden places in the less mainstream and yet marvellous neighborhoods of town. Tour members will be able to enjoy “new” and different insights of Orvieto…

Guided Tour – The Duomo & its Masterpieces

A private guided tour of the Duomo of Orvieto and its hidden treasures.

History & Tasting Tour

A nice private walking tour in Orvieto, a perfect choice for those who are willing to spend a day in Orvieto, getting a feeling of its wine and art history combined together.

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Carl Holdren
19:57 13 Oct 19
Information provided by Orvietoviva was very informative about recommendations on places to eat as well as great... information on places to visit and tours available.My only disappointment was with the map supplied as while the information was there the print and map were so small due to it being all on one page that it was virtually impossible to read. My suggestion would be to put the map on one page and the symbol designation on a second page or divide the information / map onto two pages.read more
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Dave Bond
19:21 30 Jun 19
We took the 4 hour "First Time in Orvieto" Tour in June 2019. Our guide (David) was very friendly and knowledgeable. We... learned about the history or the area in general as well as historical details of the history of Orvieto itself. I definitely recommend the tour - it provides a great base of understanding and follow up locations to visit. Well done and well worth it. Thank you!read more
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23:58 29 Oct 18
David Tordi is simply the BEST tour guide I have ever used! Not just because of his vast knowledge of Italian history... and art, but because he is passionate about his country, and his love and enthusiasm is both delightful and contagious! Add his warm and friendly personality and you have found a star!read more
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Ron Emmi
23:14 27 Oct 18
David's is a warm, funny and talented tour guide. His knowledge of Italian culture, tradition, food, and history is... invaluable. Because he is native Italian he brings a vast knowledge of Italy and its people to his tours. His musical talents made our trip enjoyable, fun and memorable.read more
Nancy Halloran
Nancy Halloran
18:36 25 Oct 18
David Tordi was the guide for my tour group in October 2018. I can’t say enough good things about him. He was extremely... knowledgeable of Italian history, culture, art and architecture, food, politics and much more. He shared his knowledge with us as we drove around the country and walked through villages. He was extremely organized in planning each activity and even the departure plans for 25 group members. He shared his love of country, food, wine, and history enthusiastically. He planned many fantastic Italian meals for us that included multiple regional courses and wine. He is also a musician and played for us on two occasions which are two of my fondest memories of the trip. This was my first tour, but many in our group had experienced multiple tours with other guides and said that he is the best they ever had. He set a high bar for my future tour travel. If you are considering him for either a guide or a musical performance do not hesitate to hire him.read more
Sally Doshier
Sally Doshier
16:11 24 Oct 18
Touring Orvieto with David Tordi is a rare treat. As a local he is knowledgeable about the area, the history and... culture. His enthusiasm makes the visit come alive---and if you are lucky, maybe you can even catch his band Bartender in one of the local venues!read more
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Gordon Codling
10:07 28 Sep 18
On the lead up to our families visiting Orvieto for the wedding of our Niece, I asked several questions from your... tourist information service and Alessandro was the person I was linked with. all my queries were answered promptly by Alessandro, even providing me with maps and locations of the accommodations everyone would be staying. Many thanks for your service and many many thanks to Alessandroread more
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