Gianluca's Orvieto Tour will begin with a journey from Rome into the heart of the breathtaking countryside of Umbria to Orvieto in the comfort of your own private deluxe vehicle.
Orvieto is a city and comune in the Province of Terni, southwestern Umbria, Italy situated on the flat summit of a large butte of volcanic tuff. The site of the city is among the most dramatic in Europe, rising above the almost-vertical faces of tuff cliffs that are completed by defensive walls built of the same stone called Tufa.
The ancient city (urbs vetus in Latin, whence "Orvieto"), populated since Etruscan times, has usually been associated with Etruscan Velzna, but some modern scholars differ. Orvieto was certainly a major centre of Etruscan civilization; the archaeological museum (Museo Claudio Faina e Museo Civico) houses some of the Etruscan artifacts that have been recovered in the immediate neighbourhood. An interesting survival that might show the complexity of ethnic relations in ancient Italy and how such relations could be peaceful, is the inscription on a tomb in the Orvieto Cannicella necropolis: mi aviles katacinas, "I am of Avile Katacina", with an Etruscan-Latin first name (Aulus) and a family name that is believed to be of Celtic ("Catacos") origin.
Orvieto has several excellent restaurants where you will enjoy your lunch, and then you may want to take the opportunity to sample the local wine only available in Orvieto.
- La Ruppe
- Corporal of Bolsena
- Chapel of the Madonna di San Brizio
- Pozzo di San Patrizio
- Orvieto Abboccato
|Lunch stop at the customer's expense.
Each additional hour to the fee will be charged in Total at a cost of Euro 50.00 per hour.