Orvieto&Civita di Bagnoregio private day-trip from Rome

Outdoor Activities in Orvieto

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If you are looking for an intimate experience, this is the tour you need to book. Enjoy a day-trip to the Umbria region, exploring the stunning medieval cities of Orvieto, Bagnoregio just 1 hour  45 minutes away from Rome. Orvieto  rises above the surrounding countryside sitting on its perch of volcanic tufa. Far below lies vineyards and fields dotted with ancient villas and vineyards. Orvieto has been inhabited since Etruscan times a fact that is still evident today in the underground world of caves and tunnels that run under the city.  Bagnoregio  village teeters atop a pinnacle rising high above a vast canyon ruled by wind and erosion. The main entrance is a huge stone passageway, cut by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago and decorated in the 12th century with a Romanesque arch. Passing through the portal, you enter another world — one stuck in the Middle Ages. The tour is operated in an air-conditioned sedan or minivan Mercedes.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Duomo di Orvieto, Orvieto, Province of Terni, UmbriaOrvieto stands majestically above a valley floor and rewards you with views that will stay in your memory, forever. And few churches in Italy can hold a candle to its wedding cake of a Gothic cathedral, which frequently elicits gasps of wonder at its layers of exquisite detail. Then you will spend time at an unique place in the world: the dying town of Civita of Bagnoregio. This town teeters atop a pinnacle rising high above a vast canyon ruled by wind and erosion. The saddle of earth that once connected Civita to its bigger and busier sister town, Bagnoregio, has worn away. Photographs around town show the old donkey path that once linked the hamlets. Today, the only way in or out is by a footbridge. Supplies are ferried in on mopeds.The main entrance is a huge stone passageway, cut by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago and decorated in the 12th century with a Romanesque arch. Passing through the portal, you enter another world — one stuck in the Middle Ages. You can feel history in the smooth cobblestones under your feet.Inside the gate, the charms of Civita are subtle. Those searching for arcade tourism won't know where to look.Stop At: Civita di Bagnoregio, Civita di Bagnoregio, Province of Viterbo, LazioAfter visiting Orvieto, you go to Civita di Bagnoregio, the ' dying town', where you can stroll through the lanes leading from the square is like travelling back in time, in an almost unreal silence, where we can enjoy pleasant corners with their traces of past ages, with flowers in the windows, and crafty cats dozing. Old medieval palaces, together with Renaissance olive presses and humble peasant homes, look out over the immense surrounding canyons which, with their crests and pinnacles, form a crown around this small town, clinging to life on the fragile clay hill. Afetrwards you go back to Rome. The driver will drop you off at your centrally-located accomodation in Rome.Duration: 2 hours

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • air-conditioned minivan Mercedes
  • Expert english- speaking driver

What’s not included

  • lunch
  • gratuities
  • Access ticket to Bagnoregio
  • Entry/Admission - Civita di Bagnoregio
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