Orvieto Pre Trip

Uncover the mysteries of Etruscan-founded Orvieto, rising above the Umbrian plains atop a large plateau of volcanic tufa. Surrounded upon its throne by defensive walls, its Old City is a rich repository of medieval palaces and Gothic treasures. Explore by foot from your centrally local hotel. Browse the Archaeological Museum, brimming with Etruscan artifacts. Follow the two-mile hiking path to an ancient necropolis. Marvel at St. Patrick’s Well, a 175-foot wonder accessed via two spiral staircases that never meet. And head underground into a subterranean labyrinth of tunnels and caves. Join VBT and discover one of Tuscany’s most exhilarating surprises.
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Depart from home / Fly overnight to Rome

Depart from home for Italy. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary.

| Day 2
Arrive in Rome / Begin your Trip Extension in Orvieto

Upon arrival at the Rome Fiumicino Airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is lost, you must fill out a PIR form before leaving the customs area; VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area. Also, make sure that your VBT luggage tags are attached to your bags so that your representative can identify you.

The representative will be will be waiting outside the customs area at Meeting Point #4 in the international arrivals terminal and will be holding a VBT sign. Then transfer by private car (approximately 2 hours) to your hotel in Orvieto. The rest of the day is free to explore the city, using VBT's City Information as your guide. Choose a restaurant for dinner on your own.

If you are going to be delayed meeting our transfer representative, please let our Airport staff know by calling or sending a text message to +39 335 12 06 921. Please type VBT Guest at the beginning of your text. Our drivers are generally able to wait for up to 45 minutes from the time of your originally scheduled arrival, after which you will be responsible for your own transfer. However, they might be able to reschedule your transfer if they are aware of the delay. You may also contact our One Call travel assistance to advise of your delay, and they will contact our transfer service.

Please note: Your hotel room may not be available until 1:00 p.m. If you arrive early, you may store your luggage with the reception desk.

Hotel: Hotel Duomo

| Day 3
Orvieto Tour / Independent exploration

After breakfast, meet your local guide at 9:00 a.m. at the hotel you for an orientation tour of the city, including a visit to the remarkable cathedral with its striped façade of white and green stones and remarkable sculptures. Visit its Chapel of San Brizio, adorned by Luca Signorelli’s masterful fresco, Last Judgment, inspiration for the more famous work by Michelangelo. Throughout your tour, be sure to get insider tips on what to see and do in Orvieto as you explore on your own this afternoon and tomorrow. Perhaps you’ll take a two-mile (3.2-km) hike to the Etruscan necropolis or join an optional guided visit to the city’s underground caves. The rest of the day is free for your own discoveries. You will find ample opportunities to shop for fine pottery and crafts and enjoy delicious dishes at simple trattorias that feature local truffles.

Hotel: Hotel Duomo
Meals: Breakfast

| Day 4
Independent exploration of Orvieto

Continue your discovery of Orvieto. The city boasts many medieval palaces along narrow cobblestone streets, such as the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo and Fortezza dell’Albornoz. Perhaps you will also visit Saint Patrick’s Well. A masterpiece of engineering, this well was constructed in 1527 by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger. It is 175 feet (53.3 meters) deep and has double-helix spiral staircases with 248 steps each. This ingenious design allowed mules to cart water up the stairs without having to pass those who were going down for more. You may return to your hotel by funicular.

VBT Air Package guests arrive throughout the day.

Hotel: Hotel Duomo
Meals: Breakfast

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