Beautiful Orvieto & Civita Di Bagnoreggio

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Vertical tuff cliffs, through the centuries, natural defensive walls. Two hours drive from Rome, two emblematic examples of Italian hilltop villages.

Etruscans, Romans, medieval church always knew how to exploit the natural defenses that a natural cliff can offer. Today you can witness the remains of the ancient peoples left here, since the tenth century b.C. The archaeological museums (Museo Claudio Faina e Museo Civico) houses some of the Etruscan civilization artefacts recovered in the surroundings.

An underground Orvieto was created during the Middle Ages for different purposes, by the creation of water reserves and refuges for the breeding of pigeons, to become a real city carved into the mountain.

The construction of the majestic cathedral of Orvieto began at the end of the thirteenth century, more than 20 artists worked on the façade over the centuries, with purpose to give a worthy place to the Corporale of the miracle of Bolsena. In 1527 Pope Clement VII took refuge in Orvieto during the sack of Rome, commissioning to Antonio Da Sangallo the building of the Saint Patrick’s Well considered a Renaissance masterpiece of hydraulic engineering.

Thirty minutes from Orvieto we will visit the small hilltop village of Civita di Bagnoregio, called The dying town, due to the erosion wich doomed the whole hill. Here you will enjoy a traditional lunch, surrounded by the medieval atmosphere of a town wich in his history has never seen any motor veichle. .

  • From: Rome or Civitavecchia Port
  • Fares starting from: 500€
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Be aware: Bagnoregio is a pedestrian only area, 10 minutes walking from the parking lot

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