Many of my dear readers seemed to agree: Orvieto beats out Perugia in my battle of the day trips. I’ll be doing a similar post to this about Perugia, too; but first, let’s talk about the particulars of a day trip to Orvieto from Rome.

1. We took the 9:05 train from Termini, which got us in at 10:23; we took the 4:09pm train back, which got us in at 5:16pm. Not bad. The tickets ran us about 7 euro each.

2. When you get there, the funicular is directly across from the station, and it’s 95 centesimi and good for 70 minutes. The ride up takes a few minutes tops.

3. When you get to the top, go to your immediate left, walk up the ramp and head through the ornate castle-looking archway to the community park. As soon as you enter, head to your right and walk around the guards’ catwalks for a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside.

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I have enjoyed your posts - particularly this one because we are going to be in Orvieto in a little over a week (Sept 24 - Oct 4) We will be in Manciano from the 25 - Oct 2 and then Rome for 2 nights. We have reservations at Hotel Ponte Sisto in Rome and would love you to recommend a great restaurant (off the beaten path) for us to go to. Any recommentations?


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