|PICKUP/RETURN LOCATION||Rome Hotel or any other place of your convenience|
Your English-speaking tour driver will welcome you at your hotel or any other place of your convenience in Rome, for this private tour in the heart of Umbria.
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.
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 tour driver 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 9 hours in total and is conducted by an English-speaking tour driver 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.
Your private tour driver will welcome you in Rome. You will drive through the beautiful sceneries of Central Italy to reach the Umbrian Region of Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio. You will explore these ancient and unique towns and enjoy the features.
At the end of the tour, you will return to your location in Rome.