Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio
Information about Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio
- Rome City Centre
Rome City Centre
- 10 Hours
Start From €390.00
Orvieto: It stands on a volcanic tuff at 124 Km away from Rome, close to Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe. The archaeological evidence attributes the small town to be of Etruscan origin. Then in the late fourth and the beginning of the third century BC Orvieto fell under the rule of the Western Roman Empire. Among the monuments and places of cultural and artistic interest is the Cathedral of Orvieto, a masterpiece of Italian Gothic architecture and the Chapel of San Brizio, famous for its frescoes of The Last Judgment by Luca Signorelli (1499-1502). Other points of interest also include a series of medieval and Renaissance palaces, as well as the caves of Hadrian known as Orvieto underground and the two famous necropolis. In short, a town that is worth visiting.
Civita di Bagnoregio: The town was founded 2500 years ago by the Etruscans. It is situated on a rocky outcrop between Lake Bolsena and the Tiber valley in an isolated position. The only entrance to the village is by a footbridge made of reinforced concrete built in 1965. The cause for its isolation is the gradual erosion of the hill and surrounding valley that continues to erode today. The village is noted for its medieval houses, the church of San Donato, the Bishop's Palace, a sixteenth century mill and the door of Santa Maria. The only one of five that has remained intact over time. Civita di Bagnoregio was proposed in 2005 as a Site of Community Importance and is registered as one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. Due to its strikingly geographic position unique in the entire world and its medieval origins, it has become a very popular tourist destination and has been frequently used as a film set.
TOUR DETALIS: Transfer to Orvieto & Civita Bagnoregio from the port + Tour + Transfer to Civitavecchia
Our professional English speaking chauffeur will pick you up at the hotel or apartment in Rome, at an agreed upon time which is generally between 7am and 8am. The drive to Orvieto takes about 1 hour 30 minutes depending on traffic. Upon arrival in Orvieto you will visit the various attractions and the beautiful village and then have lunch at one of the many popular local restaurants. After lunch you will visit Civita di Bagnoregio where you will be free to stroll through the medieval village admiring the amazing structures of a most charming and unique town in the world. At approximately 4:30pm we will begin our journey back to Rome arriving around 6pm and be dropped off at point of pick up or a desired location in the city center.
DURATION:10 HOURS (Tour is available year around)
THE TOUR INCLUDES: Fuel, motorway tolls, English speaking driver and its vehicle available for the duration of the tour and passenger liability insurance that is required by law and fuel.
THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE: Entrance fees to sites, museums etc., meals, official tour guide and everything not previously agreed upon.
NOTE:The driver is not an official guide and is only able to provide some information from within or near the vehicle. An official multilingual guide can be hired upon request for a fee. The tour itinerary may change at the discretion of the passengers and customized tours can also be arranged. In that case contact us.