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.
PlanesThe 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.
TrainsFrom 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.
AutomobilesHire 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.