It is worth leaving the bustling capital of Italy for a trip to Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio. Two medieval cities in the heart of the country, Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio, are captivating with their beauty and splendid examples of religious architecture even during a short visit. Orvieto is a city of magnificent architecture, historical monuments, and fine wine. The unique town stands on a tuff hill, riddled with caves. Orvieto is about an hour from Rome and is literally buried in verdure. Far from modern highways and megacities, the city seems to be frozen in the past. The ancient city was founded by the Etruscans and is situated on a massive plateau surrounded by steep cliffs.
Orvieto is famous for its grandiose fourteenth-century Romanesque-Gothic cathedral. The settlement is built on a rock of volcanic origin. An important symbol of the city is the world-famous white dry wine Orvieto Classico. The tour will allow you to taste the famous wine. During the walk, you can also admire the landmark of Orvieto, a magnificent masterpiece of Gothic architecture, countless ancient churches with splendid frescoes of the Umbrian school, explore the well of St. Patrick, enjoy dizzying views of olive orchards and vineyards, visit artisan stores and traditional Italian courtyards, stroll through the ruins of the Etruscan Belvedere temple.
The amazing Civita di Bagnoregio has preserved its medieval appearance due to its tragic history. The extraordinary hilltop town is located in the Italian province of Viterbo, near Rome. After an unusually powerful earthquake in 1695, the village was cut off from the rest of the world and the people who survived were forced to abandon it. The fascinating history of Civita di Bagnoregio allows you to experience the medieval atmosphere and the breathtaking scenery. Located on the spur of a cliff, the castle town fascinates with its unique beauty, reminiscent of a giant bird’s nest, perched on top of a hill.
Today it is considered one of the main gems of the Lazio region, which surprises with several medieval towns with perfectly preserved ancient appearance. Civita di Bagnoregio is connected to the rest of the world by a long bridge on huge pylons. The structure, floating in the air, organically complements the fantastic landscape. Time in the “dying city” has almost stopped. The small medieval castle town with a thousand-year history still retains a connection with civilization, to serve visitors there are 60 people, of whom only 12 live there permanently.
Duration – 6-7 hours
Not included in the price: entrance tickets
* the cost of the tour may vary depending on the number of people in the group.