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Top Choice Cathedral in Orvieto

Duomo di Orvieto

Nothing can prepare you for the visual feast that is Orvieto's soul-stirring Gothic cathedral. Dating to 1290, it sports a black-and-white banded exterior fronted by what is perhaps the most astonishing facade to gr…
Top Choice Umbrian in Orvieto

Al Pozzo Etrusco

Named after an ancient Etruscan well and silo that graces its basement, this fan favourite has drawn quite a following in just a few short years. Your host, Giovanni, will guide you through his seasonal menu of Umbr…
Wine Bar in Orvieto

Bottega Vera

It's no easy task sussing out a non-touristy enoteca (wine bar) in Orvieto, but this stylish gourmet deli and wine shop has been at it since 1938, when it was started by the grandmother of current host Cesare, who w…
Theatre in Orvieto

Teatro Mancinelli

This theatre plays host to Umbria Jazz in winter but offers everything from ballet and opera to folk music and Pink Floyd tributes throughout the year. If you're not able to catch a performance, it's worth a visit t…
Gelato in Orvieto

Di Pasqualetti

This gelateria serves mouth-watering gelato, plus there are plenty of tables on the piazza for you to gaze at the magnificence of the cathedral while you gobble.
Music in Orvieto

Umbria Jazz Winter

This celebration of cool musical styles jazzes up the dull patches of Orvieto's winter, with a great feast and party on New Year's Eve.
Historic Site in Orvieto

Orvieto Underground

The coolest place in Orvieto (literally), this series of 440 caves (out of 1200 in the system) has been used for millennia by locals for various purposes, including WWII bomb shelters, refrigerators, wine storage, w…
Bar in Orvieto


Tucked away down a narrow, tree-draped alley lined with sculpted wooden horses with a story to tell, this is the bar where you'll find Orvieto's coolest crowd, including a seemingly disproportionate amount of young …
Umbrian in Orvieto

Trattoria La Palomba

Ask a local about Orvieto's best traditional restaurant and inevitably La Palomba jumps into the conversation. Wood panelling and old-school house wine labels abound. The food – heavy on various versions of umbriche…
Trattoria in Orvieto

Trattoria del Moro Aronne

This welcoming trattoria has a convivial feel, authentic food and honest prices. The focus is on traditional cooking and strong regional flavours. Warm up with a goat cheese and fig marmalade starter before hitting …