Travel Blogs from Orvieto, Italy

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Hill top town of Orvieto, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Hill top town of Orvieto

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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A short rest stop in the tiny hill top town of Orvieto was a great way to stretch the legs and take in some of the amazing sites found in this little town. Besides the amazing views from a top the hill the town also boasted and amazing cathedral which ...

Lake Lark, Trasimeno, Italy travel blog

Lake Lark

A travel blog entry by easties

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... our livers had no time to recover - there is some good wine in Italy. Our guide book says that as a country, not only does Italy make the most wine in the world but it is also the largest consumer. We helped them along with this statistic. We had seen ...

Day Six - The Orvieto Bus Trip, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Day Six - The Orvieto Bus Trip

A travel blog entry by needlemind

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... rather than heading back down to the bottom of the funicular railway (as expected), it instead headed back up the hill and into Orvieto town again!   Fortunately it was a circular bus trip, so we eventually ended up back at the bus top by the top of ...

Orville's Hometown, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Orville's Hometown

A travel blog entry by yellowbus.2011

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Not after all Orville's hometown but a stripy Duomo and another beautiful hill top town with good views and a gelateria or two. We managed a trip by train and once again despite our best efforts suffered as Sam and Rosie's panic at getting on and off ...

Italia, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Italia

A travel blog entry by johnny322

... (no need to have an account!) Rome http://ucdavis.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2226808&l=c948c&id =3206260 Orvieto http://ucdavis.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2226809&l=9e178&id =3206260 Venice ...

The Empire is now kaput, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

The Empire is now kaput

A travel blog entry by fredwfussell

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So, we drove north and are now in Tuscany. We stopped at Orvieto, which is an Italian Hill Town. There are many hill towns in Tuscany and Umbria, particularly the former. They were built during the middle ages as defensive structures due to the constant ...

Not a bad place to spend the night..., Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Not a bad place to spend the night...

A travel blog entry by darrenhough74

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We ended up in Orvieto sa we saw a friends photos of the catherdral and thought it was a must see. The cathedral was like a mini Florence Duomo, but 100% cleaner as the one in Florence is nearly black on the outside with pollution. The front facade on ...

Hadrian's Villa and arrival at Orvieto, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Hadrian's Villa and arrival at Orvieto

A travel blog entry by timthrelkeld

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... we didn't get a menu; we were given the hostess's mom's fettuccini with red sauce and Patty had the antipasti plate. Arrived at Orvieto at 5:30. Saw Mom, Dad, and Brian leaving the supermarket as we entered. Picked up food for a couple days and headed to ...

Orvieto, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Orvieto

A travel blog entry by blairlax26

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Our weekend in Umbria began with a night in the small town of Orvieto, built on an island of volcanic rock in a valley that was once a ...

Travel, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Travel

A travel blog entry by carnold

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... about it.  It wasn’t funny to anyone else. Three hours later we arrived at the Orvieto train station and the real adventure began: driving in Italy.  Because we’re staying at little Agriturismos out in the country side, we (well, ...

Orvieto, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Orvieto

A travel blog entry by lashez

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... clement VII took refuge in Orvieto in 1527 during the sacking of Rome, he was concerned the water supply would be insufficient should Orvieto be attacked. The well is 53 meters deep and has a double helix style stair well allowing mules to carry water and ...

Orvieto, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Orvieto

A travel blog entry by vinoraja

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Week 20 cont... 12/07/2012 We did a stop over at this town as it was meant to be a really pretty small town...apparently this town used to control the power between Rome and Sienna. The town was quiet small and really pretty with pretty awesome views. We ...

35 degrees and rising!, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

35 degrees and rising!

A travel blog entry by paul_and_ness

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... the label on our water bottle melted and left ink all over our arms and clothes!  The most striking building in Orvieto is a highly decorated cathedral of beautiful coloured paintings, and reflective gold trimmings on the main fašade.  We ...

Back to lovely Central Italy - Orvieto is gorgeous, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Back to lovely Central Italy - Orvieto is gorgeous

A travel blog entry by linarogers

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... carvings and gold mosaics. The inside also had many beautiful paintings all over the wall. Quite unbelievable! We next did the Orvieto underground tour during which a good English-speaking guide took us into the carved out caves where ages ago they used ...

Subterranean Romans., Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Subterranean Romans.

A travel blog entry by joeljenaturner

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... as 1004AD). The one that really stuck out though, (and boy did it stick out!) was the gigantic gothic catherdral 'Duomo Di Orvieto' with its classic black and white stripes. This one though was finished all over the fašade with amazing mosaics, not just ...

Orvieto for 3 days, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Orvieto for 3 days

A travel blog entry by marymichael84

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... . This was an amazing experience…these caves and tunnels built under the city, some as old as 4000 years …the whole of Orvieto is actually built on volcanic lava which is very light and porous but also very strong. It seems to come off in your ...

Stripey jewel in a tiny town, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Stripey jewel in a tiny town

A travel blog entry by czechtravel

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... Foveate website and another website that has taken a photos. Clever them for not losing them.  http://paradiseintheworld.com/orvieto-italy/ (website the Orivieto photo is from. It is pretty idyllic in itself and I would highly recommend staying with ...

Day 242, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Day 242

A travel blog entry by thearodgers

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Umbrian overnight stop Day 44, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Umbrian overnight stop Day 44

A travel blog entry by tonyzkate

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... join the A1 once more. Light traffic meant we made good time and we were soon looking up at the hilltop town of Orvieto. Our hotel was just outside the main medieval centre so once checked in we took the funicular railway up and into this ...

Town on the hill, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Town on the hill

A travel blog entry by lashez

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... have my camera so didn't get a photo. Hoping there is more on the way to Siena so will get a photo then hopefully. Orvieto is a city situated on the flat summit of a large butte of volcanic tuff rising above the almost-vertical faces of tuff cliffs that ...

City on the hill, orvieto, Italy travel blog

City on the hill

A travel blog entry by buckleypup

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... 30am. A lot like summer in Rockhampton. On the trek to the navel of the world we stopped by the hilltop town of Orvieto. Founded by the Etruscan's, even this heavily fortified, and highly defensible position was taken by the Roman Empire. The most ornate ...

Orvieto, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Orvieto

A travel blog entry by timthrelkeld

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First day at Orvieto.  Saw the Duomo and the underground.  All really ...

Patrick's Well and Rain, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Patrick's Well and Rain

A travel blog entry by timthrelkeld

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Patty, the kids, and me went back to Orvieto and saw St. Patrick's Well.  Joey and I went to the top of the clock tower.  Helen and Patty shopped and purchased some leather goods for gifts.  We had a wonderful lunch at Da Carlo in a small ...

Orvieto, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Orvieto

A travel blog entry by lnrac

... . ill post some pics on here of it.  It literally made me look like an ant. it was soooo peaceful walking around orvieto... there was even a guy walking around playing an accordion!!! i found several cats there and of course took pictures with them ...

Orvieto, Orvieto, Italy, Italy travel blog

Orvieto

A travel blog entry by bertaloon

Amazing duomo. Call from Carlos. Dinner. Small ass ...

farewell to italy, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

farewell to italy

A travel blog entry by chrisandpaula

So we made it to Orvieto at last. and now we head for ...

Rest Stop on the Road to Rome, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Rest Stop on the Road to Rome

A travel blog entry by the_stamms

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... hopping off a train in a town that looked good, and this time, we made the right decision. The guidebooks say that Orvieto is a classic Italian hill town, but because of its easy accessibility via train, it is often a place that people simply ...

Italians were eating with a knife and fork ..., Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Italians were eating with a knife and fork ...

A travel blog entry by spoonball

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... flying by a few more of Rome's many, many sights. We headed north into Umbria, the heartland of Italy, famous for its wines, olives and produce. First stop: Orvieto, a lovely hill town, famous for the fact that in 1536, a priest from Prague who ...

Orvieto/Civita di Bagnoregio and Wine!, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Orvieto/Civita di Bagnoregio and Wine!

A travel blog entry by carnold

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... Italian (and I did it all AND held a conversation about our trip and the weather and where we were from!), quickly bought some Orvieto Classico wine (what this city is known for other than ceramics and its Duomo), and then ran back to our car. We got ...

Orvieto, revisited!, Orvieto, Italy travel blog

Orvieto, revisited!

A travel blog entry by sue.phil.italy

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Friday 7 November 2014 We decided to revisit Orvieto, leaving much earlier, to allow quality time "browsing-shopping". The "old city" is situated high up on the hill overlooking the newer city. You access the "old city"  by way of the ...

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