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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Church
“from Camp Joy Village is 10 km - The Dome of Orvieto is one of the most beautiful Italian cathedral, a masterpiece of the gothic architecture of the center of Italy. The magnificent building dominates the bluff up which Orvieto is located thanks to its size. The Dome has been built for three centuries by the work of dozens of experts and artists. In particular, the splendour of its facade is known all over the word, with its towers that reach a height of about 53 meters. Do not to forget the interior of the Dome, with wonderful decorations and frescoes made by some of the most great painters of the past, among which the famous Giudizio Universale of Luca Signorelli. Let's go to discover the history and the treasures of the Dome of Orvieto, a real symbol of the city.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Landmark
“In 1527, in the day following the sacking of Rome, Pope Clement VII took refuge in Orvieto. To provision with water the Albornoz fortress in case of siege or conflict, this well was built, based on a plan of Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane. The St. Patrick well, completed in 1537, is 62 metres deep and, at the inside, two double-spiralled stairwells were made, planned for easier transportation of water.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Church
“Clifftop dwellings, painted majolica ceramics and the "Golden Lily of Cathedrals". Inside and out, the "Golden Lily of Cathedrals" is one of Italy's unforgettable art treasures. Inside, the Cappella di San Brizio is frescoed by Luca Signorelli and hs work was so influential that Michelangelo studied it en route to Rome to paint the Sistine Chapel. The best view over Orvieto is from the top of the 1313 Torre del Moro. The Pozzo di San Patrizio (St. Patrick's Well) is Orvieto's cleverest piece of engineering, built on the orders of Pope Clement VII. The Museo Claudio Faina has one of central Italy's best Etruscan collections. ”
  • 136 locals recommend
History Museum
“A guided tour of the underground of Orvieto is an exciting experience to see the remains of an old olive oil mill, Medieval throws, and dovecotes. A plunge into the heart of antiquity and get to know the city from its heart retracing the history… Tickets and bookings in Piazza Duomo. It takes about 50 minutes. Visites at 11 a.m - 12.15- 4 p.m- 5.30 p.m ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Building
“Climb the tower up to the top. It's 240 steps but it worths! Get a great view of the town if you can.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“Great collection of Etruscan artifacts, and the best view on the Cathedral Facade!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This is a recently discovered Etruscan well located in a residence on Via della Cava. This hand dug well is 36 meters deep (over 118 feet) and consists of two parts merged: the first larger one, has a circular cross section with an average…”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This is the oldest church in Orvieto. San Giovenal was built in 1004 on the ruins of an ancient Etruscan temple , by the unanimous desire of the rich nobles of the medieval city. San Giovenale is a Romanesque church whose walls are still partially covered in frescoes. It is located in the hearth of the medioeval quartier. It is open all days 9.00 a.m to 12.30 p.m and 3.30 p.m to 6.30 p.m. Free entrance.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Theatre
“The tradition of the theatre in Orvieto, as public representations, probably has ancient origins, but only in 1527 we have a certain documentary evidence of the presence in town of a public space used as a theatre. This space had its place in the upper floor room of the Palazzo del Popolo…”
  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Very good. There are 3 or 4 trattorie that i would suggest and this is one of them. Make a reservation in advance, it's always packed!!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ If you want to try the typical, historical food of Orvieto this is the place. Try the wild boar and the pigeon. Both dishes are well prepared and delicious. This restaurant will surprise you.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Sede espositiva dell’Opera del Duomo è nel complesso dei Palazzi Papali e Palazzo Soliano adiacente il Duomo. Il Museo dell’Opera del Duomo espone documenti e carteggi relativi alle diverse fasi di costruzione e progettazione della cattedrale oltre numerosi elementi decorativi che facevano parte del corredo del Duomo (pale d’altare, quadri, statue) e che furono nel XIX secolo rimossi in occasione di un restauro globale della cattedrale stessa per riportarla all’aspetto originale più sobrio. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Boarding House
“Il corso di Orvieto vanta molti negozi dove poter acquistare le bellissime ceramiche ,gli oggetti in cuoio o in legno tutti tipici del nostro artigianato i prodotti gastronomici ed il buonissimo vino.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Uno dei più famosi bar della città di Orvieto, ottimo ambiente, ottima qualità dei cibi, ideale per colazioni, pranzi e spuntini veloci”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Antica necropoli etrusca perfettamente conservata immersa nel verde e molto vicina all'Anello della Rupe, percorso verde sotto attorno alla rupe della città”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Very good. There are 3 or 4 trattorie that i would suggest and this is one of them. Make a reservation in advance, it's always packed!!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ If you want to try the typical, historical food of Orvieto this is the place. Try the wild boar and the pigeon. Both dishes are well prepared and delicious. This restaurant will surprise you.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Uno dei più famosi bar della città di Orvieto, ottimo ambiente, ottima qualità dei cibi, ideale per colazioni, pranzi e spuntini veloci”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very good coffee and drinks. Marco is a young man but still very prepared. Nice "wooden" atmosphere for you to enjoy. Get a piece of one of their cakes too...with a sweet wine.....not bad, mmm?!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cucina particolarmente curata, tavoli esterni nel centro storico di Orvieto, a pochi metri dall'uscita degli ascensori e delle scale mobili che collegano il parcheggio Campo Fiera alla città”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ This restaurant is located in a impressive Eutruscan cave. Regional delicacies littered the menu, I highly recommend any wild boar dish. This restaurant is a must when in Orvieto or near the Umbrian region.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“The best restaurant in town. Used to be michelin starred, not anymore but still very good. It seems expensive but you need to pay when it comes to talk about quality! don't you think?! Try that!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Nice food and atmosphere...there's a garden inside and i love that! Make a reservation if you can and ask to eat in the garden. The chef is young and very good. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

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