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Orvieto neighborhood

  1. Allerona

    Allerona A rural agricultural centre near Orvieto, Allerona is immersed in the wood-covered hills of beech, ilex, and juniper. Its origins replicate those of nearby Orvieto, and there is no lack of architectural proofs from the period of the Roman Empire, with archaeological finds in the close proximities of the village, among which are some stretches of the ancient Cassia road (between Orvieto and... Details
  2. Baschi

    Baschi The name of Baschi, which dominates from up above a valley in which flows a part of the Umbrian segment of the Tevere River, comes from Latin "vas: vasca".From the discovery of important archeological finds, among which the bronze fragment called "Fragmentum Tudertinum" which bears some inscriptions of the so-called "Lex Tudertina" one can establish the obvious relationship of this town to the... Details
  3. Castel Giorgio

    castel-giorgio2 Castel Giorgio, located on the summit of a high plateau, rises above the nearby Lake of Bolsena. The first settlements date back to the 6th century B.C. then it became access land for the Romans that lived in Orvieto. As with all municipalities of the Orvietano Region, the period of greatest growth was during the Medieval Period: it was in fact during this period that the Bishop of Orvieto,... Details
  4. Castel Viscardo

    Castel Viscardo Situated in the Paglia Valley, Castel Viscardo has origins going back to the 13th Century, when Guiscardo from Pietrasanta, grandson of Urbano IV, began the construction of the castle.A suggestive legend is associated right on the castle: the legend of the "dama bianca", a noblewoman to whom the castle belonged, who still wanders around in the rooms during the nights of a full moon. Of note,... Details
  5. Fabro

    Fabro Fabro is the ideal destination for the tourist who prefers beautiful landscapes and relaxing sojourns. It is infact possible to organize within the greenery that surrounds the village, lengthy and healthy promenades, having thus the possibility of crossing those lands whose fertility spontaneously donates the presitigious Umbrian truffle. Noteworthy inside the town are the San Martino parish... Details
  6. Ficulle

    Ficulle lthough Ficulle's origins date back to the Pre-Roman Period, when a rural population of modest dimensions used the caves of this area as simple burial-grounds, the village assumed a well-defined identity only with the Roman Empire Period, when it became an important point of control along the Cassia Road.Its present day appearance is, however, a result of the Medieval Period when initially under... Details
  7. Montecchio

    Montecchio The Etrusco-Roman origins of the Montecchio village are evidenced by some discoveries found in the Necropolis Area which today, after being arranged along routes that can be visited, is one of the major tourist attraction sites of the area. Splendid are the promenades on the slopes of the Cross of the Serra Mountain, from whose summit one can enjoy a wide panoramic view. In the surrounding... Details
  8. Montegabbione

    Montegabbione The small Montegabbione town, which is usually omitted from the most obvious tourist itineraries, is a simple village which owns its identity, as do the small towns of the surrounding area, to the Medieval Period. It is situated at the highest altitude when compared to the other villages, showing, with good probabability, that the founding of Montegabbione was a calculated thought in response... Details
  9. Monteleone d'Orvieto

    Monteleone d'Orvieto The Monteleone town, used to be a remote defensive bastion of the Orvieto territories to the North, immediately adjacent to Città della Pieve. Its origins of this village date back to the Medieval Period. Located in the area of the mid-high Umbrian hills, it is denoted by a lengthened shape of the historical centre. The architectural highlights include, among others works: the Churches of... Details
  10. Orvieto

    Orvieto Orvieto origins go back to the Etruscan civilization: the first Etruscan settlements, going back to the 9th Century B.C., infact, were found inside the tufaceous caves in the bedrock upon which today rises the city.Annexed in the 3rd Century B.C. to the territories of Rome, it remained under the Roman domination until the decline of the Western Roman Empire. Afterwhich it became a free... Details
  11. Parrano

    Parrano Parrano, village of Etruscan origin, it developed in a considerable way during the Middle Ages, starting with the castle, built around the year One Thousand, on top of ruins the Roman Empire. Before becoming a free municipality in 1500, it was first dominated by the nearby Orvieto and, later, by several Lordships in the area. Set in the Umbrian hills, in addition to being a location of noteworthy... Details
  12. Porano

    Porano The Porano hill in front of the rock of Orvieto, between Umbria and Lazio, must have been inhabited near or during the Etruscan period given the great number of finds from this age which have been discovered in the surrounding areas. The characterisitic features of the village are, however, typically from the Middle Age as evidenced by its location and by the development of the urban fabric.... Details
  13. San Venanzo

    San Venanzo San Venanzo, in the middle of a region characterized by extended wood areas and green plains (to be mentioned the near Monte Peglia), like a large part of the villages of the Orvietano region, finds its origins during the Etruscan period. In 1200 it suffers the annexation to the territories of the near Orvieto; the biggest architectural development, characterized by an imposing system of towers... Details

Orvieto neighborhood: to see

  1. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Orvieto
    National Archaeological Museum of Orvieto
    Typology: Musei e Gallerie Arte 
    The Papal Palace in the historic center of Orvieto is home to the National Archaeological Museum, which collects in its exhibition space the two Etruscan...
  2. Teatro Mancinelli di Orvieto
    Mancinelli Theatre
    Typology: Teatri 
    A few steps from the Orvieto Cathedral, the Teatro Mancinelli, reopened to the public only in 1993 after a long restoration, is one of the finest...
  3. Museo dell'Ovo Pinto a Civitella del Lago
    Museum Ovo Pinto
    Typology: Musei e Gallerie Arte 
    A unique museum that collects thousands of carved and painted eggs, fruit works of National Competition Show "OVO PINTO" born in 1982 in Civitella del Lago, the intuition of Anacleto Bernardini,...

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