Orvieto has enthralled many a poets, theologians and artists with its happy situation, at the top of a hillside, looking down into the Umbrian wilds. Michelangelo, Thomas Aquinas and several hundred years of popes spent time in this charming environment, and left footprints for you to follow. Situated between Rome and Florence, Orvieto is an easy stop for those looking to explore the countryside, and a convenient base for exploring Umbria and southern Tuscany.
Timelessness is an adjective often applied to Italy, but rarely is it more accurate than in Orvieto. Celebrated internationally for it efforts, the town has sought to preserve its traditions, in art and architecture, as well as lifestyles. A major player in the Slow Food movement, you will find that Orvieto's efforts have created a charming place for those looking to get away from it all. Festivals, music and art combine with history to create an ideal retreat.