Orvieto is a charming town located in the Umbria region of central Italy, built atop a volcanic tuff cliff overlooking the countryside. Its strategic position along the ancient Via Cassia, one of the main roads of the Roman Empire, made it a significant cultural and historical hub for centuries. Orvieto‘s roots can be traced back to Etruscan times,...

This enchanting region, known as the "Green Heart of Italy," is steeped in rich history, dotted with picturesque towns, and blessed with lush landscapes. Umbria offers a quieter, more authentic Italian experience, away from the throngs of tourists. From ancient civilizations to medieval masterpieces and culinary excellence, Umbria invites travelers...

Where to go on holiday in Italy in March when nature slowly awakens with its colors and the climate starts to get milder? From north to south, Italy is an infinite sequence of magnificent places to visit at any time of the year, but even more so when everybody want to spend more time outdoor, even though the air is still crisp. Here are some excell...

While you may already be well-acquainted with some of the best day trips from Rome such as Pompeii, Tivoli, and Florence, there’s another enchanting option that might not have yet crossed your radar: the picturesque town of Orvieto. You can reach the town in just about 1.5 hours, making it an easy and accessible city to explore. Given the abundance...

If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the Eternal City for a day, taking a trip from Rome to Orvieto is the perfect solution! This medieval town is located in the Umbria region of central Italy and is famous for beautiful churches, delicious food, and stunning views. Here's everything you need to know about taking a day trip from Rom...

The Cathedral of Orvieto is the highest expression of the late Italian Middle Ages, symbol of the city of Orvieto and among the most beautiful cathedrals in Italy and around the world. The beginning of the work for its construction dates back to 1290 and was built by the will of the Church and the City, in order to create a single cathedral of the...

The region of Umbria is often overlooked by its neighbor Tuscany. Located just north of Rome is one of the majestic medieval towns of Umbria, Orvieto. Set atop a hilltop made of volcanic tufo rock, this town was founded by the Etruscans. I traveled to Orvieto many years back and adored its quaintness. The quiet medieval side streets with a bustling...

Dinner at Labirinto di Adriano, a charming traditional trattoria in the backstreets of Orvieto, comes with something of an unusual coda. After delicious plates of handmade pasta – coated in the kind of silky, cheesy sauce that only the Italians know how to do – and succulent pork cheek, our host, Alessia, suggests we might like to explore what lies...

Whoever studies the history of medicine finds L’Orvietan,” says Lamberto Bernardini. In his laboratory in Orvieto, Italy, a medieval hill town famous for its soaring duomo, that history is all around. Bernardini’s vaulted, frescoed space dates to the 1200s. One of the rooms in his lab is a museum-like space filled with historic books and framed ant...

Italy's culture ministry has announced the 10 finalists for the 2025 edition of the Italian Capital of Culture.  The shortlisted towns and cities vying for the title must present their bids to a jury appointed by the culture ministry in Rome on 20-21 March. The jury will then be tasked with recommending the most suitable candidate for the prestigio...