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Orvieto, Italy is one of the principal sights of the region of Umbria, Italy. The site of the city is among the most dramatic in Europe, rising above the almost-vertical faces of tufa cliffs, retaining traces of every phase of history for the past three thousand years.

A thousand feet above the valley floor, this medieval hilltop town was settled by the Etruscans, followed by the Romans, the middle ages, and the splendor of the Renaissance culminated by its magnificent Duomo.

Orvieto's history is so extensive, one could spend a lifetime exploring it. Among other things, Orvieto was conquered by Julius Caesar and annexed by Rome in the third century BC because due to its location, the city was virtually impregnable. Orvieto has also been the refuge of five popes during the 13th century.

To receive the maximum enjoyment of your visit to Orvieto, the owners of Casa Passeggiata sincerely recommend researching Orvieto on the internet to make a checklist of the sites you want to be sure to see while you're here and savor the history around you.

Italy's Umbria region is often referred to as "il cuor verde d'Italia" (the green heart of Italy). The region is famous for its beautiful wine country and colorful medieval historic towns such as Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Gubbio, Spoleto, Todi, Città di Castello, Castiglione del Lago, Civita di Bagnoregio, Amelia, and of course, Orvieto.

Just as Casa Passeggiata is strategically located in Orvieto, so is Orvieto wonderfully located within Italy. Taking the funicula down from the hilltop lands you right at the train station, and it's only and hour ride South to the history of Rome, and only an hour and a half ride North delivers you to the magic of Florence.

If you have a car, the beautiful towns of Umbria and many of the towns of Tuscany such as Siena and San Gimigiano are also an easy day trip.

The Umbrian agriculture is also noted for its olive oil and vineyards, which produce excellent wines. Regional varietals include the white Orvieto Classico, which draws agri-tourists to the vineyards in the area surrounding the medieval towns. Other noted wines produced in Umbria are Torgiano and Rosso di Montefalco. Another typical Umbrian product is the black truffle found in Valnerina. The other industries in the region are ornamental ceramics, textiles, clothing

Casa Passeggiata 102 Corso Cavour, Orvieto, TR 05018
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