Luxury holidays in Orvieto

You can’t miss Orvieto – this honey-hued hilltop town perches above undulating Umbrian countryside, halfway between Rome and Florence. Lose yourself in the labyrinth of cobbled lanes, caramel-coloured Teatro Mancinelli or tucked-away trattorie. Though, the brightest jewel in Orvieto’s cultural crown is the 14th-century cathedral, where a glittering Gothic façade, adorned with bas-reliefs and multicoloured mosaics, opens up to grand striped stone interiors.

When to go

Orvieto is charming throughout the seasons, but we like spring or autumn for crowd-free castles and cathedrals.

Getting there

  • Planes

    The closest international airport is Perugia’s San Francesco d'Assisi Airport, which is just over an hour away by car. Rome’s Fiumicino Airport is a 90-minute drive, and Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci Airport is two hours away.
  • Trains

    From Orvieto station, Trenitalia rail routes can whizz you to Rome, Montepulciano or Arezzo in an hour, and to Florence, Siena and Perugia in under two.
  • Automobiles

    Hire a car if Orvieto is a stop on your regional road trip, otherwise you won’t need one while you’re here – it’s a walkable town and should you tire, electric buses can drop you at the Duomo.