Your English-speaking chauffeur/guide from Discovery G Tours will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your convenience in Rome. After driving about 75 minutes north of Rome, we will reach Orvieto.
Orvieto is perched on a plateau of tufo rock (soft volcanic rock) that was once an island in the sea covering the Paglia Valley below. Here, you will have time to explore one of the finest Duomos in Italy, a gem of Gothic architecture and take an hour long tour of the underground city with its winding tunnels and Etruscan artifacts. This tour allows you to explore 3,000 years of history by following the ancient passageways, tunnels, stairs, and hidden rooms. Another important stop is St. Patrick’s Well, built on the orders of Pope Clement VII who sought refuge here during the sacking of Rome. This 203 feet deep well showcases double-spiral staircases for easier access to the water. In Orvieto, you will experience a delightful lunch with delicious local wine.
After exploring this charming town with amazing views, you will head to Civita Bagnoregio, an almost deserted town accessible only by a foot bridge. With only 25-50 inhabitants, it mirrors a ghost town. Here, you can stroll the narrow streets, and marvel at the existence of a place where time stopped several hundred years ago. You will also be able to enjoy a visit to an ancient olive oil press, originally built by the Etruscans from this area. This tour will allow you to explore the unique history of this fascinating area.
Your chauffeur/guide will be happy to can suggest some local restaurants in the area for an authentic “Umbrian” lunch.
At the end of the tour we will return to Rome.
This tour length is approximately 10 hours in total and is conducted by an English-speaking driver/guide that will not enter sites but drive you around and show you places, pointing out things while explaining what they are, as well as stopping at the places which require a visit and helping you access them.
• Luxury vehicles air-conditioned and fully equipped
• English-speaking chauffeur/guide
• Fuel, tolls, parking fees included
• Personal and courteous service
• Fresh bottled water on board
• All vehicles are fully licesed and insured according to Italian law
• Meals & entrance fees (unless specified on your confirmation voucher)
• Gratuities (entirely at the client’s discretion)