Orvieto in Umbria

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May 22nd 2014
Published: May 22nd 2014
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A last minute decision today to visit Orvieto in the Umbria region but worth the trip. A quick 40 minute train ride from Chiusi/ Chioncino train station and upon arrival you cross a street and pay $1.30 Euro to ride the Venicular to the top. If you had to compare and I will use Montepulciano as an example. Montepulciano offers wonderful vistas everywhere you look but tends to come across as a more touristy area with shops dedicated to the tourists. Orvieto is completely the opposite and is a good mix of touristy areas and local charm. The streets are beautiful and a bit of an upgrade in comparison to Montepulciano. There is a dedicated tourist area close to the church which is magnificent and looks like the Duomo in Florence. It is beautiful. The train and bus back was Easy Peasy and doesn't cost out of pocket. We made it back within 1.5 hours. A separate group of friends are venturing out tomorrow.



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