Orvieto is located in the province of Terni, in the southwest area of Umbria, at an altitude of 325 meters above sea level. It has a population of about of 21,500 and is most notable for wine, Umbricelli (pasta), black truffles, and olive oil. The city is perched on a tufa rock and is surrounded by many small towns – the largest of which is Ciconia (a modern residential area that is continuously expanding). Orvieto also overlooks a picturesque valley and the Paglia and Chiani rivers.
The city is divided into Orvieto historic center and Orvieto Scalo. There are buses that connect Orvieto scalo and Orvieto center with neighboring towns. The Funicular conveniently connects Orvieto scalo with the town center and stops at the top of the rock in Piazza Cahen. The Funicular is a modern and fast method of transportation between the top and bottom of the rock. It is now mechanically operated which replaced the old hydraulic powered cable car of Giacomo Bracci and designer Adolfo Orvieto Cozza. Taxis are also available in Piazzale Matteotti (in front of the Train station).
Tourist Office in Orvieto
Phone (+39) 0763.341772
Piazza del Duomo
from Monday to Friday, 8.15 am to 1.50 pm and 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Saturday, Sunday and celebration days, 10.00 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm
How to get to Orvieto
Orvieto is ideally located in the south-east of Umbria, on the border of Lazio (Viterbo) and southern Tuscany (provinces of Grosseto and Siena). The city is well served by the rail network from the highway.
How to get to Orvieto by Car
It is very simple: from the A1 motorway exit directly at Orvieto toll both and follow the signs for the center, which is about 4.5 km far from the motorway. The city is located about an hour’s drive from Rome and an 1 hour and 40 minutes from Florence.
Coming from the main regional road E 45 (from Perugia-Assisi) take the exit of Orvieto; from there take the road that runs all along the Corbara Lake and in about 30 minutes you reach Orvieto. Other main towns in Umbria, like Perugia, Assisi, Terni, are easily accessible, taking the same E 45 road, which takes about half an hour from Orvieto-Todi following signs for Perugia.
Another way to arrive in Orvieto is by the Cassia road (coming from south, Viterbo-Rome), which descends from the Buonviaggio-Villanova towns with a particularly panoramic view of the city.
How to get to Orvieto by Bus
More information on timetables and bus info on www.umbriamobilita.it and www.cotral.it. These two companies provide a extraurban services to reach surroundings towns like Bagnoregio, Acquapendente, Bolsena, Porano, Allerona.
The bus station is located in Piazza Matteotti (in front of the train station and next to the funicular), while the parking lot for the tourist bus is in the large parking in Piazza della Pace (below the train station). It’s a pay parking area for buses (€45.00 per day).
How to get to Orvieto by Train
Orvieto is located on the Rome-Florence-Milan line and very accessible by train. The train station, bus station and the funicular are all located in Piazzale Matteotti in Orvieto Scalo. Orvieto’s train station is on a main route that travels from Rome to Milan and passes through major cities including Florence, Arezzo and Bologna. Moreover from the city you can easily take the train to Rome (1 hours) and Florence (2 hours approx.).
For information on arrivals, departure times www.trenitalia.it
Arriving br train from south : ROMA TERMINI – ORVIETO
Arriving by train from north: FIRENZE – ORVIETO
How to get to Orvieto by Plane
The closest major airports and are one of Rome-Ciampino and Rome-Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci), the latter from Orvieto is about 1.5 hours and can be reached via the A1 motorway.
Another airport about 1 hour is Perugia (Sant ‘Egidio) where, for the most part there are flights of low-cost airlines.
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