Orvieto, a two-dimensional city

You can get to Orvieto on any day, even wet and cold, to find out that you are in a unique place. Special in any season. Today its small and compact historical centre with six thousand residents, partly pedestrianised and easy to explore on foot, is a blend of art and architecture, nature and archeology which has maintained the spirit of independence and the fiery character of the ancient town. Reason to come here is the recent return to the public of the magnificent frescoes of the church of San Giovenale. The church of Sant’Agostino is a clear invitation to broaden our horizons on the rest of the city, and discover the ancient medieval quarter. Orvieto has a double dimension: it is tall and deep at the same time. On the one hand towers, steeples, terraces and wonderful overlooks, on the other burrows, hollows and shafts. The city that is over the cliff corresponds in fact to an underground city dug into the tuff with 1200 caves.

Here are some accommodation you might find interesting near Orvieto:

Santamaria Cottage is nicely furnished in homely country style. It is situated on a lovely Umbrian estate immersed in the countryside with unspoilt views all around. Santamaria Cottage has also a swimming pool which enjoys a wonderful panorama.

La Chianina is a beautiful detached cottage in a fantastic position with wonderful views of the Chiana valley beyond. It has a lovely garden and a large swimming pool.