What to see in Orvieto

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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.

What to do in Orvieto

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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.

Experience Orvieto

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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 wine, oil and other specialties.

Where to Sleep and Eat in Orvieto

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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.

5 Reasons & Ideas to Visit Orvieto

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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 Virgilio ★★★

Hotel in the city center across from the Duomo. Elegantly finished double rooms with views of the square and the cathedral.

Casa Crix

Casa Crix is a delightful 80 sq m apartment (2 bed accommodations) with vaulted ceilings and bright colors. Located a few meters from the Torre del Moro…

Casa Aurora

Holiday apartments in the historic center of Orvieto, close to Piazza del Duomo, overlooking the church of San Francesco. The house has two typically renovated apartments with three and four beds.

La Chiusetta Farmhouse

With a marvelous view overlooking the city of Orvieto, just 10 minutes from the city center, La Chiusetta is a working farm that welcomes guests in a family environment…

Antica Olivaia

Antica Olivaia, a typical farmhouse near Orvieto that offers its guests an open air swimming pool and confortable bedrooms.

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.

La Cava dei Sogni

Typical refined apartment in the medieval quarter, totally restored in 2020. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 7 sleeps accommodations, private car park.

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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Ristorante Maurizio

Restaurant in the center of Orvieto, located in a historic building next to Piazza del Duomo. Traditional Orvieto dishes and specialties of Umbria, and wines made by proprietor.

Trattoria La Grotta

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

Al Pozzo Etrusco da Giovanni

Restaurant in the city center, near the escalators to the Campo della Fiera parking lot and the elevator of Ripa Medici. Distinctive setting, truffle, home-made pasta, local and regional foods.

Trattoria La Pergola

Since 1975 Trattoria La Pergola offers its guests traditional Orvieto cuisine in the historic center of town, on the “Artisans Street” just 80 meters from the splendid Duomo cathedral.

La Taverna dell’Etrusco

Restaurant and pizzeria with a terrace in Piazza della Repubblica. Warm, familiar dishes, with local specialties in the Umbrian tradition.

Ristorante il Cocco

Typical restaurant in Orvieto center, local ingredients and dishes, traditional “Orvietano” menu, close to Piazza della Repubblica. Seasonal outdoor seating.

Charlie Pizzeria & Cucina

Pizza restaurant since 1989, near Piazza della Repubblica, and not far from San Giovanni. Craft beers and beautiful outdoor seating.

Trattoria del Moro Aronne

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

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Guided Tour – The Duomo & its Masterpieces

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

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.

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.

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.

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…

Deluxe Full Wine Experience

A wine tastings experience in Orvieto, a walking guided tour through the city to discover the old tradition of wine production in Orvieto. During the tour you will have a wine tastings of representative local and regional wines paired with typical local snack

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.

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.

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Carl Holdren
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
Dave Bond
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
john carlson
john carlson
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
Ron Emmi
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
Gordon Codling
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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