A tourist coming to Orvieto by train or car can make out the town from quite a distance. A huge rock rises up between the fields and vineyards, with inaccessible walls that seem to enclose it like a fortress above the valley of the River Paglia. Because of its position, its Etruscan remains, the partly medieval appearance of its streets and above all its famous Duomo, a jewel of Gothic art, Orvieto is one of the most unusual and interesting towns in Italy.
Visiting this town is like walking back through time because in it we can find traces of almost three millenniums of history. One can still see the signs of its glorious past in the monuments, churches and in particular in the precious Duomo, one of the most important and best conserved in Italy.
Orvieto is also famous for its production of excellent wine, “Classico d’Orvieto”, for ceramics, craft and its traditional events such as the Palio dell’Oca, a game played in the principal square since the 15th century. The event involves the whole town and the Palio is contested by 40 riders divided between the different quarters and is exciting to see.
Below our selection of villas and apartments in Orvieto - Umbria: