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Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio


Introduction

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On this popular Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio day tour from Rome, you have the wonderful opportunity to escape the busy city life and enjoy a day excursion to Umbria and the Roman countryside.

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Umbria is a unique region in central Italy characterized by green hills and fertile valleys, historical hilltop towns, excellent local wines and cuisine, long standing traditions, as well as artistic and spiritual influence on Italian culture.

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Your English speaking Rome Chauffeur will pick you up at your Rome hotel accommodation at 8:00 AM, and you will arrive back at approximately 5:00 PM.

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Drawing its name from the ancient “Umbri” tribes that once thrived here during the 9th-4th centuries BC, Umbria has been settled by the the Ancient Etruscans and Romans, followed by a series of occupations during the medieval and Renaissance by various other kingdoms and empires that seeked to conquer this much sought after region.

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Rome is located in the Lazio region of Italy, bordering Umbria. The name “Lazio” stemmed from the Latin word “Latium”, which was the area where the ancient tribes of the Latini resided from about 1,000 BC, and their “latin” language was passed on to the ancient Romans.

The Roman countryside in the region of Lazio is dotted with amazing historic towns, enchanting hamlets, and archaeological ruins that are products of its rich Roman, Medieval and Renaissance heritage.

Umbria’s and Lazio’s long and fascinating history resulted in some of Italy’s most remarkable hilltop towns, including Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio.

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Orvieto. Part of Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio Tour with www.Rome-Chauffeur.com

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ORVIETO: A Jewel on the Hill

Appearing to rise out of a steep vertical tuffa cliff, Orvieto sits dramatically on the summit of a volcanic plug that has served as a natural fortification making the town virtually impenetrable. This defense strategy granted Orvieto its distinctive features that makes it so stunningly beautiful.

One of the most unique structures you will discover upon arriving in Orvieto is its remarkable 14th century cathedral that is nothing short of a masterpiece with a Gothic facade decorated with bas-reliefs and statues, and stunningly adorned with shimmering mosaics that sets it aglow under the sun’s rays.

Dedicated to the Assumption of Mary (Santa Maria Assunta), the cathedral’s interior contains precious frescoes by some of Italy’s best artists of that era.

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Orvieto Ceramics. Part of Orvieto and Civita di Bangoregio Tour with www.Rome-Chauffeur.com

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Beyond the Duomo (cathedral), Orvieto delights its visitors with spacious streets lined with beautifully preserved historic buildings where you’ll find cafes, artisan emporiums, unique boutiques, and shops that sell local products.

Wine connoisseurs can sample the local wines at the various wine shops in town, and discover why Orvieto is famous for its superior white wines, and is the lead wine producer in Umbria.

Shoppers will love the wide varieties of vibrant hand painted ceramics that have been part of Orvieto’s long standing tradition.

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Civita di Bagnoregio Tour with Rome Chauffeur

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CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO - a floating island

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One of the most photogenic medieval hamlets in Italy is Civita di Bagnoregio. Suspended in time, and in air, as it sits perched on top of a precipitous volcanic tuff floating like a tiny island above a steep lunar ravine, Civita is a sight to behold.

Connected to the real world by a quarter mile footbridge, this ancient citadel is traffic free and unaltered in appearance since the middle ages.

CIvita di Bagnoregio village square. Day Tour with www.Rome-Chauffeur.com

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Originally founded by the ancient Etruscans more than 2,500 years ago due to its naturally fortified location (the hamlet’s main stone gateway was carved by the Etruscans), Civita remained frozen in time.

After centuries of erosion and earthquakes that separated the citadel from the mainland, it immunized it from changes brought on by modernity, thus preserving its historic charm.

Civita di Bagnoregio enchants visitors with quiet lanes lined with beautifully preserved historic buildings accentuated with vibrant flower pots and hanging ivy, sun bathed square, breathtaking panoramic views, and a tranquil atmosphere that’s authentic Italy.

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From here, your chauffeur will take you on a relaxing drive back to your accommodation in Rome.

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Thank you for booking our tours. We look forward to meet you and to help you create unforgettable memories in Italy!

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Important Information

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What is included in the price of this Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio tour?

Price of this tour includes: English speaking Chauffeur, private vehicle, Italy VAT Tax, highway toll fees, parking and all road expenses required to provide the service.
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What is included in the price of this Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio tour?

Price of tour does not include: Entry tickets where applicable, lunch, gratuities, or other customer expenses.

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Footbridge of Civita di Bagnoregio

Please note that there is a nominal “toll fee” to access the footbridge to Civita di Bagnoregio.

The footbridge is approximately ¼ mile long and at an incline. If you have trouble walking long distances and/or at an incline, this visit may not be suitable for you.

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Your Tour Chauffeur

This tour provides an English speaking Chauffeur who is not licensed Tour Guides. Italians laws stipulate that only licensed tour guides are permitted to guide and accompany guests to sightsee. In order to comply with such laws, Chauffeurs are required to remain with the vehicle while you sightsee.
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Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are recommended on this tour.
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We kindly ask that all tours and services be cancelled in writing via email at least 7 days in advance. Cancellations made by phone or through a 3rd party are not accepted.

 

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